NY subway romance hits end of the line

2008-07-28 03:40:11 GMT       2008-07-28 11:40:11 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

Web designer Patrick Moberg set up a website to find his dream girl. (Photo: nygirlofmydreams.com)

BEIJING, July 28 -- A modern-day love story of a man spotting the girl of his dreams across a New York subway train and tracking her down over the Internet has failed to see a fairytale ending.

For Web designer Patrick Moberg, then 21, from Brooklyn, it was love at first sight when he spotted a woman on a Manhattan train last November. But he lost her in the crowd so he set up a website with a sketch to find her.

Unbelieveably, in a city of 8 million people, it only took Moberg 48 hours to track down the woman, with his phone ringing non-stop and e-mail box overflowing as usually cynical New Yorkers took sympathy on the subway Romeo and joined his hunt.

The mysterious brunette was named as Camille Hayton, from Melbourne, Australia, who was working as an intern at the magazine BlackBook and also lived in Brooklyn. One of her friends spotted the sketched picture on the website and recognized her.

But after finding each other, appearing on TV and getting international press, the couple took their romance out of the public eye, with Moberg closing down the website and with both refusing to making any more comments - until now.

Hayton told Australian newspaper The Sunday Telegraph that she dated Moberg for about two months but it just did not work out.

Hayton said she is still recognized about three times a week on the streets of Manhattan as "that girl"' and the question is always the same: "So what happened?"

Hayton said that she is enjoying single life in New York, keeping busy with acting classes, working in two vintage clothing stores and as a waitress.

Moberg, however, was still refusing to comment on the relationship.

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