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    Talking Webstalking helps New Yorker track down cute girl he saw on a train

    Patrick Moberg, a 21-year-old New Yorker, made blogosphere headlines this week when he developed a Web site, nygirlofmydreams.com, dedicated to finding a mystery girl he was too shy to approach on a train. He described her as wearing blue tights, blue shorts and a flower in her hair, and even included a sketch of both himself and the girl.
    Moberg and his dream girl -- a 22-year-old Australian magazine intern named Camille Hayton -- met and went on their first date Thursday night. They talked about meeting Friday on "Good Morning America."
    "I wasn't nervous to meet her," Moberg told ABC News' Diane Sawyer. "We totally clicked."
    Hayton said that she "couldn't not meet Moberg," especially after he went through the trouble of making a Web site for her. The lovebirds told Sawyer that the conversation during their date wasn't awkward and that they actually had "plenty to talk about."
    But why didn't Moberg just approach Hayton on the subway in the first place?
    "As soon as she had disappeared, I felt an undeniable urge to reach out to her and find her," Moberg told ABCNEWS.com in an e-mail. "The only way that seemed remotely possible, without seeming like a total creep, was to put up a totally straightforward recap of what happened, and hope it somehow made its way to her."
    Moberg's recap, as he calls it, is a colorful sketch of the mystery girl and himself, surrounded by arrows that detail everything from the girl's hairstyle -- "fancy braids" -- and his own mental health -- "not insane." Think stick figures meet Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
    His cell phone number and e-mail address are also part of the sketch, as is a plea to "everyone else," asking they pass the word along to their friends on the off chance that someone happened to know the mystery girl.
    Several people called and e-mailed him, Moberg said, mostly wishing him luck in his search. A few posed as the mystery girl, but Moberg said he had no trouble weeding them out with a few questions.
    Moberg said his family is "excited" and "proud" at the lengths he went to connect with Hayton.
    Moberg also posted a video online explaining to viewers -- many of whom didn't understand why he hadn't just approached the girl in the first place -- that just as he had mustered enough courage to say hello, the girl got off the train and was lost in a swarm of commuters.
    "I spent the whole ride psyching myself up to introduce myself, but when the time came, a rush of people got between us, and by the time I could get through, it was too late," said Moberg. "I don't think anything I could have said would have been able to sanely convey how strongly I felt about her! I'm sure I would have come across as insane. So I think I made the right choice [by making the Web site]."

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/print?id=3828525
    Hopeless Romantic Found His Mystery Girl Online

    21-Year-Old New Yorker Gets a Second Chance With a Girl He Was Too Shy to Approach

    By EMILY FRIEDMAN

    Nov. 9, 2007




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    Dork

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    Why, that's not creepy at all.
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    So when her internship is done, she'll go back to Australia and he'll have a breakdown and we'll be hearing about him in a different kid of news story.

    I'm all for romance, but that's not romantic - it's just creepy.




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    Freak!!

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    Great job, dude. Now get on with the New Yorker mating ritual:


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    You're all just jealous that someone didn't do that for you.





    Oh wait, we're on a website, ooooh Term, you shouldn't have.


    Blushing!

    That is so sweet of you.











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    Um...yeah... thats creepy...

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    I saw that girl of my dreams website last week. I'm surprised he actually found her.



    On a side note, his hair sucks.
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    Eh, it's different.

    I don't see it as stalking or creepy though. Apparently she didn't object if they went out on a date, and it really isn't that different from the "I saw you" ads that are so popular in Seattle.
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    That is kinda creepy, but I guess if it worked, good luck to him. That would be an intresting story to tell your kids one day.
    "Sometimes doing the right thing, is not doing the right thing."

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    Someone donate that douchebag a haircut.

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    Okay I want this thirty seconds of my life back I just wasted reading that article. He's a fool. Just walk up and say hi. That's all you gotta do. It will save you money on a website and save your crayons to draw other creepy things.

    She's cute though.

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    He shoulda just banged her on the train and left.......less problems later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Eh, it's different.

    I don't see it as stalking or creepy though.
    Maybe not, but it's a bit obsessive, which is just as bad. Just my opinion, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Eh, it's different.

    I don't see it as stalking or creepy though. Apparently she didn't object if they went out on a date, and it really isn't that different from the "I saw you" ads that are so popular in Seattle.
    I'd be less creeped out if he found her by using a site or ad like that. It's just a little weird that out of all the people in NY he was able to find her so quickly, too, unless he had tv coverage of his search.




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    Quote Originally Posted by So Fla Cop View Post
    He shoulda just banged her on the train and left.......less problems later.
    Have you ever considered writing an advice column? You always have such a unique insight on things.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Have you ever considered writing an advice column? You always have such a unique insight on things.
    No, but thank you.
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    The lovebirds told Sawyer that the conversation during their date wasn't awkward and that they actually had "plenty to talk about."
    Well at least webstalking provides good conversation fodder!

 

 
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