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How one small decision on a flight might have created the greatest love story of our time.

There’s a classic narrative in popular culture that it’s possible to board a plane, sit next to a person by chance, and spend the next few hours falling madly in love.

It’s always happened to a friend of a friend, who seems a bit… eccentric. It happens to people, allegedly, and we’re meant to buy into the idea it’s a truly serendipitous and magical way to meet someone.

I’ve never believed, however, that this is actually a thing.

Last time I boarded a long haul flight, I was seated next to an elderly man who interrupted me every five minutes to ask what I was watching. Another time, I sat beside a woman who definitely had an accident (in her pants) mid-way through the flight, and more than once, I’ve found myself next to a person who laughs hysterically at not-particularly-funny movies the entire way to our destination.

Which is fine.

It’s just that I definitely didn’t fall in love with any of them. The fact is, no one falls in love on planes. It’s a lie.

At least, that’s what I thought until a woman named Rosey Blair documented her experience on a flight on Tuesday.

You see, Rosey boarded a plane and realised she and her partner weren’t seated next to each other. She asked the woman beside her if she would mind swapping, and made an off-handed joke that maybe she’d find the love of her life in her new seat.

Then. This. Happened:

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ALL WE WANT TO KNOW IS WHETHER THE COUPLE ARE MARRIED YET – AND IF NOT, WHY NOT?

This might really be the greatest love story of our time, and maybe finding love on a plane isn’t so impossible after all.

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