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After missed opportunity, Courtney posts signs in Old Town Alexandria in search of mystery man

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Courtney Courtney
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -

It is a story that sounds like it is a made-for-TV movie. But it is a real life, online love mystery that is blooming by the day.

In a bright pink running top and her dark brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, Courtney is getting ready for the New Year's Day "5K Resolution Run." On the top of her list for 2014? Find Ben.

"He is probably early to mid-30s, white male with brown hair, beard, brown eyes, average build, slightly athletic,” she recalls.

They met December 23rd at The Light Horse restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. Courtney says they chatted for hours.

"Religion, faith, morality, culture, and how do you define culture in society, definitely not the things you just randomly talk to someone about in bar," she says. "It was an extensive conversation in the middle of a DJ playing, a hundred people dancing all around us.”

But she left with her friends -- without exchanging numbers. So in this day of online dating and digital networking, Courtney resorted to the oldest tool of romance: the pen and paper.

In bold, black script she wrote:



She posted 60 signs up and down Old Town's main drag: King Street. They have tugged at the heartstrings of passersby.

Jessica Meisinger snapped a photo of it.

"I think it's romantic. It's like an old-fashioned ‘missed connections’ on Craigslist,” she says. “You don't usually see that kind of thing anymore.”

"I've worked in bars for years and I think it's funny," remarks Jeff Daniel. "I've never seen anyone do something like that."

Many took pictures of the looking-for-love note and posted them on Facebook and Twitter. In a week, Courtney's quest has gone viral. #FindBen is now circulating social media.


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“I've had a very positive response, a lot of positive phone calls, a lot of positive voice mails, text messages saying I really hope you find him, good luck," says Courtney.

Some have openly wondered if Courtney is just nuts. She swears she's not “that” kind of crazy. Just the funny, unpredictable, risk-taking kind of crazy.

Followers were hoping for a movie-like New Year's Eve reunion. Well, midnight came, and still no Ben. But no regrets from Courtney, either.

"I don't know the ending, and if nothing came of it, I'm okay with that, and I accept that,” she says.

Here is one more clue: Courtney says she remembers Ben grew up in Western Maryland.

Many restaurants in town have heard the story and are offering the couple a free dinner date. Courtney says she will only accept if the real Ben shows up.

Online:

https://twitter.com/OldTownCourtney

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