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If you're feeling a bit out of luck in regards to your love life, fear not, because romance can blossom from the unlikeliest of places, as two unwitting WhatsApp users found out when they had a chance encounter on the messaging service.
Lina and Michael met via a wrong number message and against all odds are now happily married and planning a move to Dubai.
It all started when a very confused Lina Dahlbeck received a message from a number she didn't recognise, that simply read: "Girls Trip."
Michael, from Colliers Wood in south London, thought he was texting his own number (as you do) and wanted to remind himself to see Girls Trip, a film starring Queen Latifah.
Makeup artist Lina replied: "Hi! Girls trip? Who's this please? I'm guessing this was intended for another Lina."
Michael quickly replied to explain himself and the pair began chatting in an attempt to figure out if they had ever met before. It wasn't long until the sparks began to fly.
He wrote: "Haha sorry I thought I was sending it to my own number... It's Michael Evangelou, don't know how your number got stored under mine Lina. Do you know me?"
Lina said: "We started chatting back and forth. I think if I wasn't single I wouldn't have continued the chat."
As things became increasingly flirty Michael suggested that the pair of them should meet up for a drink that very night and Lina gladly agreed.
She wrote: "I think this whole scenario is so weird yet wonderful so yes I think we should meet."
She said: "I had checked the picture on his WhatsApp profile and he was attractive."
Michael added: "Once our conversation on WhatsApp started flowing, I asked Lina for a picture. I looked at her profile picture and she was so good looking.
"I asked her out for a drink and the rest is history."
The couple met at a restaurant in Waterloo just hours after Michael sent the text.
She said: "We were both so puzzled by the whole thing - we were on a date just four hours after that WhatsApp message. We were convinced it was fate that had brought us together."
The couple left the restaurant and went on to a bar in Soho.
Lina said: "Michael told everyone at the bar that night how we met and everyone's jaws dropped.
"We kissed that night and the next day we met up for brunch. We haven't been apart since. We were immediately a couple. It felt so natural - as though we had always known each other."
A mere two weeks after that first date, Michael popped the question.
Lina said: "We were talking about our dreams and I said I had always wanted to live in Dubai. Michael said: 'Let's do it, let's move there together.'
"I explained that it was a Muslim country so we would have to be married to live together.
"It wasn't a hint at all but he said: 'Let's do it then. Let's get married.'
"I thought: 'Is that a proposal?' I asked him if he was serious and he assured me that he was. He said: 'I want to spend the rest of my life with you, Lina.' Even though we were just sitting at home with the television on, it felt romantic.
"I knew I wanted to marry him.
"Most of our friends thought we were a bit nuts but they agreed that if it's right you know and there are no guarantees in this life. My parents and Michael's parents were delighted.
"I had already met his mum but because my parents live in Sweden, they didn't meet Michael until the day before the wedding. They were happy for us - they did think it was quick but they didn't question it."
Lina added: She said: "I had given up on love and then Michael sent that message and literally landed in my life.
"My story gives hope to everyone: never give up! He's my dream man and it's destiny. The universe had something to do with this for sure."
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