When it comes to finding love, age is no bar. While some people are fortunate to find their soul mates in their 20s, others find them in their late 40s. This 47-year-old single mother found her soulmate on Facebook during the lockdown and they are getting married now.
Joanne Ashcroft commented on the Liverpool Virtual Pub Page on Facebook asking if someone would get her a drink in.
Soon after she posted the comment, she got a response from Martin Davis who asked her what she was having. She commented back, “I will have a double vodka.” To which he responded, “Do you want ice? What are you having with it?”
The pair then hit it off and took their conversation to WhatsApp. When the lockdown restrictions lifted in August, they finally decided to meet up for the first time. Joanne said in an interview that they got on so well, laughing and joking. Before they knew it was 7 or 8 at night already. When Joanne got back home, she texted him and said her cheeks were actually aching from smiling so much.
Then, after a month of steaming chemistry between the couple, Martin took a chance and asked her to marry him in a restaurant on Albert Dock. Joanne didn’t think twice before saying yes to him. The happily engaged Joanne said that their engagement shows, “something good can come out of something bad.”
Joanne revealed in an interview that just after the lockdown started; she was feeling a little down in the dumps with everything that was going on. One of her friends suggested her to join a virtual pub and, on a weekend, they have people singing from their home.
Since the adorable couple has shared the news of their engagement in a post on the Liverpool Virtual Pub Facebook page, they have received more than 2000 comments and 4000 likes.
Joanne believes Martin is her soulmate and if it wouldn’t have been for the pandemic and lockdown and the virtual pub, their path would have never crossed.
There is no denying the fact that something good can happen even if there is something bad going on. Many people have made the best out of the lockdown by reconnecting to their old friends and making new connections over social media.