Ally McBeal, one of the most interesting and iconic TV series character in the '90s, once said, "If there is the slightest chance that the guy could be the one, how can you not check it out?"
Woman spends a holiday in Ibiza, meets a man she finds interesting, shares a kiss with him, gives him her number, and begins talking to friends about him, but they never meet again. She begins to believe she may have given him a wrong number. Is it a subplot in a movie? No, it's the real deal in the publicized love story of Julia Cross, a 33-year-old PR consultant who now lives in Clapham, South-West London.
Julia has been featured in news around the world after her friends launched a 'Find Martin' campaign via Facebook and Twitter for her to find a certain Martin that she met at a nightclub in Ibiza. Both hopeless romantics and jaded cynics watched her story unfold and end not quite so happily.
UPI has this story on Julia.
The campaign began in September, after Julia told friends that she had spent a romantic night in Ibiza with a Londoner named Martin.
The ad eventually reached Martin himself, but his reaction to it does not point to a happily ever after.
Martin O'Kane, a software developer who is also from London, responded to the campaign via its Facebook page on Sunday, saying he was 'flattered' but was already in a relationship with someone else.
"I have to say I found this all hilarious and I'm obviously very flattered! I hope Julia isn't too embarrassed by some of the negative comments... About a week or so after I got back from Ibiza I dropped Julia a message but got no response. (I) didn't really think too much more about it as these things happen. I guess it's possible I took the number wrong," he wrote.
O'Kane, who also lives in London, added that while he was 'definitely not married', he was 'unfortunately' no longer single.
Martin also tweeted Julia, saying, "Cheers Julia! Hope you're well."
Tracking down Martin may have seem futile but some observers remarked it may just be the best for Julia, after all.
The Daily Mail reported that Martin's Facebook page indicates Julia is not the first good-looking girl who got smitten over Martin. As Martin's page was open for public access, some raised observations that Martin is frequently seen in the photos with different women in his arms.
Their modern day love story has apparently created teams among the news spectators, with one team being the anti-Martin team, which took offence in Martin's subsequent suggestion for the media to run a competition for someone to date Julia if she 'would be up for it.'
Speaking about his girlfriend's reaction on the 'Find Martin' campaign, Martin said she feels "a bit odd" that there is a web campaign to set him up with someone else.
The 'Find Martin' campaign may have failed to result in a romantic happy ending, but another man who also tried to find love online has a happier story.
On Craigslist, Matt posted an ad seeking a Christian woman who would be willing to go out with him. Abra responds to the ad, they meet, and they find that the virtual advertisement sites in the internet really do make romance happen in real life. Matt and Abra's story can be found here.
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