Are David And Lana From '90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days' Still Together?

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Are David And Lana From '90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days' Still Together?
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Fans are gearing up for the new season of 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, which begins on February 23. In this TLC reality series, TV crews follow Americans as they travel overseas to meet people they have fallen in love with long-distance. Usually, the show captures the first time the couples have ever had a chance to meet in person. The Americans generally hope to get engaged and begin the process of applying for K1 fiancé visa to bring their significant other to the US to get married.

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This season, audiences will meet David,  a 60-year-old computer programmer. He's been unlucky in love in America so he took to a Ukrainian dating website to try and find someone special. He met a woman named Lana and they struck up an online relationship. That was seven years ago and they still have never met in person. 

The obstacles to getting these two together may be more complicated than distance, however. David is about the go to Ukraine but he is really not sure what will happens when he gets there.

Are David and Lana still together? Keep reading for the details.

1. Who are David and Lana?

David is a computer programmer who lives in Las Vegas and he is 60 years old. He tells the camera that he is in love with Lana, a woman he's been talking to online for seven years. She is currently 27 years old now, making her 33 years younger than David. That's really all audiences know about her so far; none of the promo videos that have been released show her on camera. 

2. Is this a real relationship?

David confesses to TLC that for the entire seven years that he's been in love with Lana, they have been communicating exclusively through a text app on a Ukrainian dating site. They don't talk on the phone, they don't use video-conferencing. Everything is just texting. Lana has sent him photos and videos but he has never spoken to her directly. David does admit that he has sent her money totaling close to $100,000 over the course of their relationship.

3. Are they planning to meet in person for the show?  

In promos for the show, David can be seen at a train station in Ukraine where he's planning to meet up with his mysterious girlfriend. But in the voiceover, he confesses that he's not sure she'll be there. Not because of travel issue — because she has a history of standing him up. Apparently, this is his fourth visit to Ukraine but she was a no-show on the three other trips. He says this trip is her last chance to show up.

The new season is premiering this weekend. 

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4. Haven't we seen this storyline before?

Yes, actually we have. Or at least something very similar. Last season, nail technician Caesar Mack had spent years talking to his Ukrainian girlfriend Maria. He tried repeatedly to find a way to meet her though she often canceled or made excuses. He finally made reservations for the two of them to meet in Mexico and he bought Maria a plane ticket. She never showed up. Maria's ticket had been canceled after his credit card didn't go through. Mack tried to get her a new ticket but she broke up with him instead of joining him on vacation.

TLC eventually showed Maria on camera and she explained that while she liked Caesar, she didn't want to take the relationship further. Then, as a weird coda to the whole story, she popped up on social media hanging out with Jesse Meester, another Before the 90 Days star who appeared in the previous season with Darcey Silva. 

5. What does David plan to do if Lana ghosts on him again?

Apparently, David's hopeful that this trip to Ukraine will be the magic ticket to a lasting relationship with the woman who's been stringing him along for the better part of a decade. However, he admits that this is her last chance. If she doesn't show up, he doesn't want to keep trying to make something real out of the relationship they have. 

6. Are David and Lana from 90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days still together?

The better question might be: Was this couple really together at all or is this a case of catfishing? There are a lot of red flags about this storyline: the lack of phone calls, the way Lana has never shown up when David tried to visit, the larges amounts of money he's sent her. However, anything is possible on reality TV so maybe this is the couple that will have the happiest ending this season. We'll see!

90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days kicks off on Sunday, February 23 on TLC.

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. She is the creator of the blog FeminXer and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.

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