This is a great love story showing you that you really can find love any where when your heart, mind and eyes are open.
I just came back from a trip to Florida, helping my parents move. I’m very lucky when I travel and meet the most interesting people. The driver who took me to the airport asked me what I do for a living and I told him I am a Dating Coach for women over 40. He was extremely curious and asked what are the biggest dating mistakes people make. I shared my insights.
Then he asked me how I met my husband. I told him my story, how I had dated 30 men in 15 months to meet my husband – number 30! The driver expressed his amazement at my story. Then I asked how he met his wife and he replied, “You’re going to love this story!”
On the fateful day Brent met his wife, he arrived at the airport at 4:30am to meet a plane from Brazil. It just so happened his friend Joe, who is also a driver, was there for a passenger on the same plane.
Joe, was nervously pacing, waiting for his passenger to deplane. He had two jobs back to back and was worried he’d never make it to his next appointment on time. Brent told him to cut it out. Worrying wasn’t going to make it better. Brent suggested that instead of pacing and looking down, he should enjoy the attractive Brazilian women who were coming off the plane.
One woman in particular caught Joe’s eye. She was rolling a cart with way too much luggage perched precariously. He joked with Brent that he wished she’d roll by him and drop a suitcase on his foot so he could flirt with her. Brent said its 4:30 in the morning and flirting was the last thing on my mind.
Next thing you know, the Brazilian woman walks toward Brent and sure enough a suitcase drops from her cart, not quite on his foot, but close enough that he could fake it. He started hopping around acting like he was in pain. The woman immediately starting talking rapidly in Portuguese which neither man understand. Then she switched to Spanish. Being from South Florida, Brent had picked up enough Spanish to understand most of what she said.
Turns out Bianca was here on a 6 month visa to learn English as her fourth language. She gave Brent her number asking him to please call her so she could buy him a cup of coffee to make up for dropping her luggage on his foot. She suggested he wait a few days to give her a call, so she could get settled in. After she left, Joe was mad saying that was supposed to have happened to him!
Brent was psyched to say the least. Two days later he looked for the number and couldn’t find it! He drive himself crazy trying to figure out what he had done with her number, but after a couple of days, gave up with great disappointment.
Three weeks later a friend called, inviting Brent to a casual weekend picnic. He thought nothing of it until he arrived. There was Bianca! His friend and the party’s host was from Brazil and somehow Bianca had found her way there. Brent told me she asked why he never called and gave him a hard time. Then, it was like they knew each other forever and he claims they fell in love that night. It was just mean to be!
They married within four months and have been together now for over 10 years!
As I share with all my dating coaching clients, when you open your eyes, your heart and your mind, you can literally find love anywhere. It could be two people meeting by chance, a blind, date, a party, a Meetup, at the grocery store or bank, at the cleaners or dog park. Men are every where, even at the airport.
Next time you fly, look up from your book or texting. Smile and connect with the men around you. You absolutely never know who you might meet or who that person might know.
Photo credit: Cory Dalus