WhatsApp message to wrong number got this man hitched

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London, March 20 (IANS) Love is beautiful… Perhaps a little more so when someone finds it without putting much of an effort. But can it blossom even from an innocent WhatsApp message sent to a wrong number? Michael Evangelou from Colliers Wood in south London would say ‘yes’.

Evangelou, 44, sent a message, which read “Girls Trip”, to a number he thought was his own as a reminder to see the film at the cinema.

It sparked a conversation with a stranger and ultimately led to their marriage, independent.co.uk reported on Monday.

The recipient happened to be Lina Dahlbeck, 37, from Morden in south London, who sent a reply reply saying, “Hi! Girls trip? Who’s this please? I’m guessing this was intended for another Lina”.

The pair struck up a conversation as they attempted to figure out exactly what had happened.

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Despite never meeting, the two chatted for most of the day before arranging to meet for a drink later that night.

“We started chatting back and forth. I think if I wasn’t single I wouldn’t have continued the chat,” Dahlbeck was quoted as saying.

And just four hours after that WhatsApp message, they were on a date.

“We were convinced it was fate that had brought us together,” Dahlbeck said.

The couple married on December 7 and in March, they are jetting off to Dubai where Dahlbeck aims to launch a make-up school.

“Most of our friends thought we were a bit nuts,” Dahlbeck said, adding that parents of both of them were delighted at the prospect of marriage.

The couple insist that their story is a lesson to others not to give up on love.

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“I had given up on love and then Michael sent that message and literally landed in my life,” Dahlbeck added.

“My story gives hope to everyone: never give up,” she added.

–IANS

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