Dating isn’t easy. In the age of Tinder and Hinge and infinite distractions, it can be hard enough to find someone you actually like, let alone someone who’s also single and maybe even interested. Some people resign themselves to the fact that dating is just going to be a struggle while others rise to the occasion, trying every worldly possibility in their power to make it work when they think they’ve found someone interesting.

Carlos Zetina, a student at the University of Calgary, is one of those people.

On Thursday, Zetina apparently hit it off with a woman named Nicole at a campus bar, and helped her and a friend get home from a night out. But because he didn’t get her last name and she gave him the wrong phone number, he didn’t know how to get in touch with her.

So he did the best thing he could think of: he emailed all 247 people in U of C’s directory whose name included some variation of the name “Nicole.” The message went out to hundreds of Nicoles, Nicolettes and Nikkis, and counted among its recipients several professors, including the associate graduate dean of the kinesiology department. He says he sent the email because he didn’t want Nicole to think he was “a bad guy who didn’t text back.”

Almost immediately, the Nicoles started emailing back and forth. “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?,'” remembers Nicole Macmillan, a U of C Masters student in psychology. “And then it just blew up from there.”

The conversation quickly moved to social media. One of the women on the message, Nicole DuGraye, started a “Nicole From Last Night” Facebook group, which has nearly 80 members. The next …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Music


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