The International Couples Series is an original series created on The Quirky Pineapple to showcase romances that blossomed while people were living or traveling abroad. Contrary to popular belief, the International Couples Series isn’t here to tell you to find a boo-thang, date internationally, or the romanticized “fairy tale” of falling in love with a foreign hottie. My hope with this series is to shed some light on the frustrations that come with dating someone who isn’t from your home country, the funny moments of “lost in translation”, and that sometimes it’s worth it. It’s my hope to inspire people who find themselves in these relationships, that the headache paperwork is worth it if you think your relationship is healthy and real!
This month on the series, I am thrilled to introduce the Pineapplers to Gina and Matthew! Gina is Dutch and Matthew is Canadian. They met at one of their usual drinking spots, randomly, and the relationship grew from there. They are based in Canada where they are raising their family. Let’s start with their love story!