Cana­dian stu­dent emails 246 Ni­coles hop­ing to find lost con­nec­tion

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Mon­treal, Canada - Boy meets girl, girl gives boy wrong num­ber: some peo­ple might take it as a hint, but one Cana­dian stu­dent de­cided it was a chal­lenge.

He emailed 246 women at the Univer­sity of Cal­gary with the first name ‘Ni­cole’ in search of the one he had met the night prior - caus­ing many of the women on the mass email chain to strike up a friend­ship.

“We have this Ni­cole net- work now,” said com­mu­ni­ca­tions stu­dent Ni­cole Manaog.

The girl gang formed af­ter Car­los Zetina met one Ni­cole on Thurs­day when the pair ap­par­ently hit it off - but Zetina only man­aged to snag her first name and a wrong num­ber.

So he sent out an email blast: “Met you last night and you gave me the wrong num­ber,” he wrote in the sub­ject line.

But as a Dutch ex­change stu- dent, Ni­cole Toetenel does not have an email ad­dress af­fil­i­ated with the univer­sity in Canada’s Al­berta prov­ince.

The other women, how­ever, be­gan a long thread and soon cre­ated a Face­book page they dubbed ‘Ni­cole From Last Night’ to have a mass con­ver­sa­tion sans Zetina.

“We cre­ated a Face­book page and we’ve been chatting that way,” said the­atre stu­dent Ni­cole Rath­berger. “It’s kind of neat that we’ve been us­ing the tech­nol­ogy to get to know each other.”

Some 15 of the Ni­coles met up at a café near the univer­sity cam­pus, and the ‘real Ni­cole’ was fi­nally made aware of the sit­u­a­tion through a friend late on Fri­day and later got in touch with Zetina.

Ladies - all with the first name ‘Ni­cole’ - are pic­tured at a street­side café in Cal­gary, Canada, Septem­ber 7, 2018. Also the ac­tual FB mes­sage from Zetina


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