In 2001, at age 23, she found her way to a fledgling internet cafe in a nearby city and registered at Cherry Blossoms, the oldest and most established mail-order bride service in the world.
Like the worst stereotype of foreign men who come to the Philippines, Dan treated native women as accessories to the lives they envisioned for themselves.
But Leonor nurtured ambitions of her own, and she struggled with the fact that Dan had no respect for her desires.
That dynamic was just beginning to change in 2001, when Leonor became one of the first Filipina women to meet a Western partner online.
For the next 15 years, Dan provided her with a more comfortable life than she could have expected, but one where her own needs always took second place.
She registered on Filipino and, over the last year and a half, has corresponded with several suitors.