A modern-day love story of a man spotting the girl of his dreams across a New York subway train and tracking her down over the Internet has failed to have a fairytale ending.
For Web designer Patrick Moberg, then 21, from Brooklyn, it was love at first sight when he spotted a woman on a Manhattan train last November. But he lost her in the crowd so he set up a website with a sketch to find her.
It only took Moberg 48 hours to track down the woman, with his phone ringing non-stop and e-mail box overflowing as New Yorkers took sympathy on the subway Romeo and joined his hunt.
The mysterious brunette was Camille Hayton from Melbourne and also lived in Brooklyn. But after finding each other, appearing on TV, the couple took their romance out of the public eye.
Hayton told Australian newspaper that she dated Moberg for about two months but it just didn’t work out. “Now we’re just friends,” Hayton, now 23, said. “It’s nice that people embraced the story. It is part of my life now.”