Abc's of online dating
It was a mere two weeks before Aleksandra's emails swung in a more intimate direction, peppered with loving endearments and declarations of their future together.
A smitten Dave began to make plans, discussing travelling to Russia to see her — but he also had his doubts.
Her emails from a Gmail account arrived every two days and at first were full of the little details of her life, like walking in the park with her friends and hanging out for pizza.
She sent dozens of pictures of her eating cake, dressed in a bathrobe, lying chastely on the bed, always dressed in white.
She has blamed the downturn on a rise in the use of internet dating apps like Tinder where people can access sex for free.
Rebecca said similar initiatives were being tried on the Sunshine Coast."We have promotions like Tradie Tuesday night," she said, adding that the offer of a room discount and free sausage sizzle and soft drink was not having a substantial impact.
"It's the girls dressing up in tradie gear that brings them in more than anything else."Rebecca would not reveal the amount the brothel paid on licensing fees, but said it was "way over the top" because they could only advertise in the local newspaper or on their website.
She sent him passport pictures, told him she had spoken about their future to her family and even started to call him "husband"."You are my loved man and I don't want to lose you," she reminded him constantly.
But Aleksandra repeated her requests that Dave transfer money to pay for her visa and half her airfare so she could travel to Australia and arrive at "the day when our dreams and desires become real".