How far would you go to meet the man or woman of your dreams? Well, when one man met the woman of his dream without getting her contact information he knew he had to figure out a plan. With just her first name as a starting base, he went on a full-scale hunt for the woman that he wanted to ask out on a date. This young man emailed every single girl named Nicole at his college and you won’t believe what happened when he got their responses…
20. Mystery Girl
Is there anything more romantic than seeing someone across the bar and having your eyes meet? What about finally getting the courage to introduce yourself and start up a conversation? Well, that’s exactly what happened to one young man by the name of Carlos Zetina.
19. Hectic Dating
These days, dating has become quite a complicated matter. With dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, dating has become more impersonal and more technology based. This usually means that many people aren’t meeting in person anymore either.
18. Campus Bar
However, in the case of Zetina, he managed to meet his date the old fashioned way: in person. He was out at his college campus bar on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Zetina studies at the University of Calgary and decided to head into the local bar to grab a drink. While at the bar he struck up a conversation with a girl named Nicole.
17. Heading Home
The two of them talked all night and Zetina really felt like they kicked it off well. Finally, as the night came to a close, Zetina walked Nicole and her friend over to a cab. They quickly headed off home and that was when Zetina realized that he hadn’t asked her for any contact information!
16. Thinking Fast
It was at that moment that Zetina felt defeated. He had met a wonderful girl and could not figure out how to get in contact with her again. However, that’s when he came up with a genius idea! He decided to email all of the Nicole’s attending the university. He then sent out a mass email out to them all that read: “Hi, this is a mass email to all Nicoles.”
15. The Email
So Zetina sent out his mass email in the hopes that he would get a response. “If you don’t fit this description then ignore and if you are the one and just don’t want to talk to me that’s ok as well,” Zetina wrote. “If you[r] name is Nicole and you’re from Holland and you think Nietzsche is depressing then text me. I’m Carlos btw I’m the guy who took you and your friend home last night.”
14. High Hopes
Since Zetina had no last name and no contact number for Nicole, he felt that this was the best way he could get a hold of her. After all, he wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of a connection that he felt was worthwhile. So he hoped that this would get him the answer he was looking for.
13. Unexpected Turn
So as he clicked send, Zetina kept his fingers crossed that the Nicole he had spoken to would see the email and actually be interested in speaking to him again. However, things took quite an unexpected turn when Zetina started to receive some replies to his mass email…
12. Teaming Up
It seems that all of the Nicole’s that Zetina had messaged decided to start messaging one another instead. In fact, all of them decided to group together because they were all massed email. It soon became something unexpected!
11. Blowing Up
At one point, one young woman named Nicole Macmillan, a masters student in psychology at the university, recalls one of the other Nicole’s suggesting a prank. “Somebody responded only to the Nicoles and the group and said, ‘Should we all tell him that we’re his Nicole, all 250 of us?’” Macmillan told the Huffington Post in September 2018. “And then it just blew up from there.”
10. Facebook Group
At one point, all of the women that were a part of the mass email decided to start a Facebook group. Nicole DuGraye, who was one of the women to receive the email, created the Facebook group called “Nicole From Last Night.” Some of the Nicoles decided to get together in person after speaking in the group.
9. Local Bar
So the Nicoles decided to all meet up at a local bar near the university. One of the women was Nicolette Little, a media studies PhD student. “It was so freaky because we showed up to have a drink and we all kind weirdly looked alike,” Little said of the meeting. “It was really strange.”
8. Gaining Access
One of the biggest questions that everyone had was how Zetina was able to access all of the emails. Many have speculated that he might have just entered “Nicole” into the college’s email system and then picked out all of the addresses that he came across.
7. Going Viral
The story eventually went viral after photos of all of the Nicoles meeting up was shared on social media. Nicole Sparling said, “Our focus is on showing that a huge group of girls can be friends and have a great time.” It seems that the Nicoles wanted to show off the solidarity of women.
6. Positive Experience
“It’s all about being positive and supporting one another!” Sparling continued. “We’ve been presented with a unique opportunity to be friends with over 200 fun, witty, intelligent women with the same name – who wouldn’t take advantage of that?!” So were they ever able to track down the original Nicole?!
5. Tracked Down
Eventually, the Nicole’s were able to track down the original Nicole from the post. It seems that she didn’t have access to the university email and had never actually seen it. She eventually posted on the Nicole Facebook group thanking everyone for reaching out to her. Nicole also reached out to Zetina.
4. Fellow Nicoles
“I’m the exchange student from Holland who got brought home by Carlos last night and thinks that Nietzsche is quite depressing! Don’t have an u of c email so didn’t get the beautiful email myself, but the powerful network of Nicoles helped me get in touch hahaha,” the original Nicole wrote in the group.
3. Playing Cupid
The Nicoles were happy that they could put the Nicole from the email and Zetina in touch. They were happy to play Cupid for the two of them after Nicole explained that she did want to talk to him! So what ended up happening between the two of them?!
Zetina was eventually interviewed by the Huffington Post where he revealed that he and Nicole had started texting each other. It seems that the two of them made plans to meet up for some coffee. “We’re planning to hang out maybe next week,” Zetina revealed. “I really didn’t expect this to become a big thing.”
1. Happy Ending
It seems that everyone in this story was able to walk away with a happy ending. Zetina got to ask out the Nicole that he had been pining for and the Nicoles were able to start up a beautiful friendship group thanks to Zetina!