A pair have revealed how one WhatsApp message to the mistaken quantity modified each their lives ceaselessly. Final yr Lina Dahlbeck, 37 from Morden, south London, obtained a WhatsApp message from an unknown quantity, which she assumed was despatched by mistake.
The message learn “Ladies Journey”, was despatched by Michael Evangelou, 44, from Colliers Wooden in south London, Evangelou thought he was messaging himself as a reminder to see the movie on the cinema, in response to Impartial.
He was shocked to obtain a reply saying: “Hello! Ladies journey? Who’s this please? I’m guessing this was supposed for an additional Lina.”
After realising he had unintentionally despatched the message to a stranger, the pair began a dialog in an tried to determine precisely what had occurred.
Dahlbeck and Evangelou chatted for a lot of the day earlier than planning to fulfill that evening.
“We began chatting forwards and backwards. I believe if I wasn’t single I wouldn’t have continued the chat,” Dahlbeck mentioned, including, “I had checked the image on his WhatsApp profile and he was enticing.”
The couple met after the preliminary message was despatched, additionally they met the subsequent day for brunch.
“He was so enticing. He talked so much however I realised it was as a result of he was nervous. It was actually lovely,” Dahlbeck added.
“We had been each so puzzled by the entire thing – we had been on a date simply 4 hours after that WhatsApp message.”
A whirlwind romance was the end result which neither of them anticipated.
Two weeks after their first date Evangelou proposed Dahlbeck.
“We had been speaking about our goals and I mentioned I had all the time wished to reside in Dubai,” Dahlbeck defined.
“Michael mentioned: ‘Let’s do it, let’s transfer there collectively.
“I defined that it was a Muslim nation so we must be married to reside collectively.
“It wasn’t a touch in any respect however he mentioned: ‘Let’s do it then. Let’s get married.
“I requested him if he was critical and he assured me that he was. He mentioned: “I wish to spend the remainder of my life with you, Lina.
“Though we had been simply sitting at residence with the tv on, it felt romantic. I knew I wished to marry him.”
The couple married on December 7 in entrance of 30 company at Morden Park Home, South West London.
Their mother and father had been absolutely supportive however “Most of our mates thought we had been bit nuts however they agreed that if it’s proper you already know and there are not any ensures on this life,” mentioned Dahlbeck.
Dahlbeck and Evangelou can’t consider how a lot their lives have modified in seven months, after one mistaken message as they nonetheless take pleasure in sharing their ‘how we met story’.
In March, the couple is jetting off to Dubai the place Dahlbeck goals to launch a make-up college.
The couple insists that their story is a lesson to others not to surrender on love.
Article initially appeared in Impartial.