Misha is a Ukrainian from the historic city of Lviv. We met online on a language exchange website. You find someone interesting, exchange your Skype names then practice speaking in Russian and English. Misha had been on the website a while, looking for someone to practice English with, and he said I was the only person who ever replied. In several months we talked half a dozen times. Then I went to Lviv and we met in person.
I met his awesome wife and adorable son. Then Misha showed me parts of Lviv that I never would have seen otherwise. It pays to be the one person who replies.