Montreal: Boy meets girl, girl gives boy wrong number: some people might take it as a hint, but one Canadian student decided it was a challenge.
He emailed 246 women at the University of Calgary with the first name âNicoleâ in search of the one he had met the night prior -- causing many of the women on the mass email chain to strike up a friendship.
âWe have this Nicole network now,â said communications student Nicole Manaog.
The girl gang formed after Carlos Zetina met one Nicole on Thursday when the pair apparently hit it off -- but Zetina only managed to snag her first name and a wrong number.
So he sent out an email blast: âMet you last night and you gave me the wrong number,â he wrote in the subject line.
But as a Dutch exchange student, Toetenel does not have an email address affiliated with the university in Canadaâs Alberta province.
The other women, however, began a long thread and soon created a Facebook page they dubbed âNicole From Last Nightâ to have a mass conversation sans Zetina.
âWe created a Facebook page and weâve been chatting that way,â said theatre student Nicole Rathberger. âItâs kind of neat that weâve been using the technology to get to know each other.â
Some 15 of the Nicoles met up at a bar near the university campus, and the âreal Nicoleâ was finally made aware of the situation through a friend late Friday.
She is expected to attend the next meeting of the Nicoles, along with a least 25 more women.
Zetina finally received word from the object of his affection via text message.
The two plan to get coffee next week, Rathberger told AFP, a date to which the other Nicoles have not been invited.