[digg-reddit-me]I’ve been following this story from the beginning. It just seems too perfect to be true. So here’s a timeline of events for those trying to catch up:
- Patrick Moberg, web designer, sees a pretty girl on the subway. They make “really good eye contact”. He’s about to speak to her when she gets off the train and out of his life. Camille Hayon, Aussie intern and extra, does not notice anything unusual or Patrick Moberg.
- Determined, Moberg, a web designer draws a picture of himself and the girl and posts it online at nygirlofmydreams.com and asks everyone to help him find her.
- Social bookmarking sites do their work and tens of thousands of people flood to the site.
- The New York Post decides to run a brief story on the incident.
- Someone from Blackbook magazine recognizes the girl as one of their interns and outs her as the Moberg’s crush in a piece entitled “Patrick Moberg’s Crush is BlackBook’s Camille Hayton!“
- Magazines and newspapers from around the world including Reuters, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Telegraph, and quite a few other Australian and British papers pick up the story.
- Moberg posts a conclusion to the story online, saying that they are going to meet, thanking everyone and saying that “Unlike all the romantic comedies and bad pop songs, you’ll have to make up your own ending for this.”
- Moberg and Hayton meet for their first date over the weekend and “totally clicked”.
- To follow up the date, the happy perhaps-not-quite-couple decide to appear on Good Morning America.
Gawker provides the best summation of the whole Patrick Moberg-Camille Hayton girl-with-the-flower-in-her-hair-on-the-subway story:
They met last night for coffee and “totally clicked,” so, in spite of Patrick’s online avowal that “you’ll have to make up your own ending for this,” they went on national TV this morning to… show the world that you should believe in flowers and rainbows and romance? Or: To raise the profiles of their employers, Vimeo and BlackBook—or their own brands? We’d like to posit that believing the latter theory doesn’t make you a cold-hearted cynic so much as it makes you a sentient human being.