Dishing Up Love Long Distance: Introducing Before the 90 Days

posted: 07/18/17
by: Kate Meroski

They're totally in love: they just haven't met yet! Introducing the new series 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, a look at long distance love from the start.

We're starting from the very beginning. Before the K1 Visa, before the proposal, before they even meet face-to-face, these couples are preparing to make a leap of faith for love.

We'll follow these Americans as they travel to to a foreign country to meet the person they hope is their soulmate for the very first time.

Despite challenges including 20-year age gaps, language barriers and daunting three-day boat rides down the Amazon river, these American singles travel vast distances to meet the partner of their dreams.

You'll meet:

Darcey (Middletown, Connecticut) and Jesse (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Darcey, 42, and Jesse, 24, met on a global dating app. Darcey instantly fell for Jesse who is a personal trainer and fitness model. After several months of calling and texting, the couple was already talking about taking their relationship to the next level. Darcey, a divorced mother of two pre-teen daughters, has decided to take a leap of faith and travel to Amsterdam to meet Jesse in person.

Paul (Louisville, Kentucky) and Karine (Tonantins, Brazil)
Paul, 34, and Karine, 21, met online via a dating app that focuses on Latinas. Though neither speak each other's language, the two have been communicating through translated text messages. Paul plans to embark on his first international trip ever to Karine's home village that is located on the Amazon river.

Sean (Springfield, Ohio) and Abby (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Sean, 47, met Abby, 20 on a dating site and have since spent months texting, calling and video chatting every day. Now, Sean has decided to book a trip to meet Abby in person and bring an engagement ring with him, as he plans on proposing. However, despite their growing love, Sean worries that Abby's continued friendship with an ex-boyfriend could threaten to derail their relationship.

Larry (Pinellas Park, Florida) and Jenny (Urdaneta City, Philippines)
Larry, 37, met Jenny, 24, on a dating site geared towards Filipino women. Larry had made plans to visit Jenny in the Philippines but he discovers something that throws into question her intentions. Larry wants to find the truth behind the shocking revelation and if Jenny is committed to the relationship for the right reasons.

Before the 90 Days premieres Sunday August 6th at 9/8c, after an all-new episode of 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After at 8/7c.

Join the excitement on social media by using the hashtag #90DayFiance, 'Like' the show on Facebook, and catch up on 90 Day Fiance and 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After on TLC GO!

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