Russian woman Mila shares journey of bringing her life savings to Taiwan and proposing to a financially struggling man


21st April 2024 – (Taipei) Mila, a Russian citizen, embarked on a life-changing journey to Taiwan with her entire savings. She took this bold step to propose to her boyfriend, who was going through a difficult financial phase at the time. Despite his lack of employment and money, Mila assured him, saying, “It’s okay, I’ll support you.”

Today, the couple is happily married, and Mila has embraced her role as a Taiwanese daughter-in-law, enjoying a life filled with joy and contentment.

During an interview with the YouTube channel “Stopkiddinstudio,” Mila shared her story. In 2017, she went to Beijing to study Chinese and occasionally used the Tinder dating app in 2019. Unexpectedly, the app connected her with a Taiwanese man living in Taipei, and their initial conversations revolved around their shared love for art, eventually revealing numerous common interests.

Mila revealed that after two months of chatting, she decided to travel to Taiwan, where she met her partner for the first time. Within just five days, he had captured her heart, leading them to officially start their relationship.

However, Mila had to return to Shanghai due to work commitments, and shortly after, the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Recalling those challenging times, Mila mentioned that her boyfriend advised her to come to Taiwan for safety reasons. Unbeknownst to him, she had already fallen deeply in love with him. At that time, he had no stable job or money, only an internship. Undeterred, Mila made the life-altering decision to bring her entire savings to Taiwan to be with him.

While many saw her actions as risky, Mila explained that as a Taurus, once they knew, they knew. She was certain that he was the one for her.

Initially, their living situation in Taiwan was far from comfortable. Both squeezed into a small apartment, and Mila took on the responsibility of buying food and necessities since she couldn’t find a stable job immediately. As a result, her savings quickly dwindled. However, she firmly believed that as long as they didn’t give up, things would turn around, and indeed they did.

After one or two years, her partner secured an exciting design job, and Mila also established her own business. They found happiness together in marriage. Mila shared her mother’s advice, emphasizing the importance of marrying someone for their character rather than their wealth, as material possessions can disappear, but true qualities endure.

Reflecting on her married life, Mila expressed her happiness, describing her husband as relaxed, understanding, considerate, and a provider in every sense. She couldn’t bear the thought of anyone taking him away from her.