A lovesick Canadian dentist is aching for the mystery love of his life – and has travelled 5,000 miles to find the Irish woman he met for just two minutes over a year ago.
Sandy Crocker is spending the next four weeks searching the country for his red-haired beauty who he briefly met in An Teach Bia café in Ennistymon, County Clare, on July 9, 2011.
And though he spoke to her fleetingly, the lovelorn dentist wants to be reunited with the woman he met with his brother.
Mr Crocker recalled: ‘We stopped in Ennistymon to grab a bite to eat. I noticed that she was leaving and I spoke to her then. I asked her for directions to the Cliffs of Moher.
‘I was leaving Ireland a day later so, at first, I didn’t see the point in pursuing things more – but after she left I decided that I had to. Myself and my brother started looking for her.
‘We searched the town for an hour or two and couldn’t find her… later that evening we came back and looked for her again for another two hours. But there was no trace of her.’
Back home in Canada, Sandy was unable to get the unknown Irish girl out of his mind. So he decided last month to return to Ireland and spend a month trying to track her down.
‘She never left my mind, so I decided why not go back and try to find her. Maybe it’s a shot in dark but if it is meant to be, if it’s fate, then I might bump into her walking down the street or in a shop somewhere,’ he told the Clare People.
If you are this woman, and want to get in contact with Mr Crocker just visit www.pof.com and search for ‘Travel-bug-4u’.