Wrong number turns right: Man’s WhatsApp message to stranger ended up in marriage

London: The physics, chemistry, and biology of love may not have a logical explanation as yet. But this story is the perfect example of love catching up with one in an unusual way. Michael Evangelou from Colliers Wood in south London sent a message on WhatsApp to a wrong number that he thought was his own, which read ‘Girls Trip’. Evangelou sent the message as a reminder to see the film at the cinema. The next thing he knew was a conversation that started with a stranger and led to their marriage, as reported by the independent.co.uk.  

Who received his message? 

The recipient was Lina Dahlbeck, 37, from Morden in south London. She replied: “Hi! Girls Trip? Who’s this, please? I’m guessing this was intended for another Lina”. And as the two strangers were trying to figure out what had happened, a conversation started which would lead to a lifelong bond. The two never met but chatted for most of the day before they finally decided 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 said, as reported by news agency IANS.

Just four hours after the 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 insists that their story is a lesson to others not to give up on love.

“I had given up on love and then Michael sent that message and literally landed into my life,” Dahlbeck added. “My story gives hope to everyone: never give up,” she added.

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