Have you ever fallen in love with someone you’ve never met? For Claudia and Paulo, their hearts knew it was true love—sight unseen.
A decade ago, Claudia was in an online chat room. At the time, she had gone on countless dates, but just never found the right person. However, she became intrigued when she saw Sea Wolf, Paulo’s nickname, on her screen. She loved literature and thought the name could be an allusion to Hemingway’s book The Old Man and the Sea.
She wanted to be sure, so she asked him. And that began a five-hour conversation that passed in the blink of an eye.
Suddenly, Claudia realized that she had strong feelings for this perfect stranger. It was as if she was living in a romantic novel. Excited and nervous, she agreed to meet Paulo in person.
In the crowd, they found themselves immediately drawn to one another. And their eyes confirmed what they already knew.
A year later, Paulo and Claudia took a trip to Paris. In a cozy, candlelit restaurant on the right bank made famous by her favorite film, he asked for her hand in marriage. Overwhelmed, Claudia could only respond with tears and the word “yes.”