June 24, 2005
Cellphone flirting ends with a ring
Flirtnet, a mobile phone dating service and meeting hub enabling people to chat and flirt, is proud to announce the first ‘SMS Dating' Marriage in South Africa - two widows in their sixties.
From The Star: (Thanks Rodney!)
"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 an SMS back: "What's your name?"
A year later, the couple will be saying "I do" at a wedding ceremony in Pretoria this Saturday." [...]
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