At first sight HappierAbroad.com draws the reader in with promises of... well, a "happier life abroad". Photos of attractive ladies, many posing with the owner of the site, Winston Wu.
Obviously he is trying to make money through displaying ads, even though they tend to make the site unattractive, slow and annoying. But that isn't the problem.
The problem is that he sells this "e-book" which claims things such as the following:
- Just go abroad and you'll have a fantastic life
- No real savings needed except for air fare since it's easy to find work
- You'll snag and shag more beautiful ladies than you can fit in your bed
- It's not 'getting' them that's the problem, but 'getting rid' of them
- And so on.
Hype, hype, hype.
I was fool enough to believe this. Not only did I order his ebook, but I also ordered some of his "Photo CDs".
After reading this drivel and looking at hundreds of grainy photos of him posing with surprised-looking ladies -- in some cases engaged in the act of copulation (well, attempting it, since this guy isn't exactly well-endowed!), I started to wonder just how on Earth anyone following his advice could meet with success.
How can a guy take photos of himself with prostitutes and *sell* them? Has the guy got no shame? Well, as it happens, he doesn't...
I know I should have done it before, but I Googled "Winston Wu" and found that, far from being some dating guru, he's a penniless sex-maniac who basically finds cheap prostitutes overseas. That's his secret to fulfillment! Just hire a cheap prostitute!
Worse, he has a 'wife' (common law) and a son by her in the Philippines, yet continues to act out his sex-addict fantasies in his home town of Angeles City despite this.
Work overseas? Easy to get, right? WRONG! Aside from operating his web site, HappierAbroad.com, which he claims is earning him $100 a month, he is supported by his father. Bear in mind, this is a man in his late 30s who apparently lives in his parents' basement when in the U.S.
He himself appears, according to those who are writing about him, to have worked (badly) barely a day in his life, and aside from his web site apparently doesn't work at all -- yet he purports to be an expert on working overseas!!!
All in all, this is a complete scam. DO NOT give this guy money for you WILL be disappointed. You can see many of his photos online anyway for free... the guy isn't exactly shy. But why look at photos of a naked fat Asian man trying to make the most of his limited assets?
AVOID! AVOID! AVOID!
I'm a victim