Friday, June 24, 2005

The first ‘SMS Dating’ Marriage in South Africa

Flirtnet, a mobile phone dating service and meeting hub enabling people to chat and flirt, has come out with this headline: the first ‘SMS Dating’ Marriage in South Africa. The protagonists of this weird event are are two widows in their sixties. Isn’t that cute?

Pensioner (60), loves animals and outdoor life.
That's the message former boxing champ Frikkie Jacobs punched into his cellphone, then pressed "send".
The SMS left his phone in Kempton Park and whizzed via the Flirtnet network, 1 300km through the air, landing in Irene Malherbe's cellphone in the Eastern Cape town of Patensie.
Malherbe, whose own profile read "widow (63), loves outdoors", sent this SMS back:
What's your name?

The couple will be saying "I do" (or "I don't"?) at a wedding ceremony in Pretoria this Saturday.


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