Hey (Irish) Ladies! Is This Canadian Man In Love With You?

Sandy Crocker is seeking true love with a woman he met briefly in a cafe last year.

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A lovestruck Canadian has headed back to the Emerald Isle to seek out the fiery redhead that stole his heart while vacationing last year.

Sandy Crocker, a dentist from Kelowna, British Columbia, is in Ireland for the next four weeks looking for the freckled girl he briefly met in a café in County Clare, the BBC reports.

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Though Crocker’s trip has only just started, he said it’s been a great experience so far and he has gotten a few leads. The response to his trip, he said, has been mostly positive—he has been invited out to dinner, to house parties and has even met a cast member of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

“Right now I’ve done the most I can and it truly, in the end, will come down to fate,” Crocker said in an e-mail.  “I am prepared that she or I may not be right for each other, but I have gone to great lengths to find that answer.”

The 28 year old says that while he has met plenty of attractive Canadians back home he has yet to meet someone that compares to the Irish beauty. Though their encounter was brief—less than five minutes—he describes the woman as being in her mid-to-late 20s with freckles and auburn hair. They met on July 9, 2011 at the An Teach Bia café, the town’s local paper Clare People reports.

Crocker has also been interviewed by ABC and Huffington Post, he told the BBC that Irish bookies are even placing bets about whether or not he’ll meet the one that got away.

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“She was one of those people who seemed the most genuine caring person you’d ever meet,” he told the BBC.  “I stood up and asked for directions and asked for the time – if I had just paid her a compliment, told her she was amazing, I could have put this to rest.”

While many find Crocker’s story touching, there are plenty of skeptics voicing their concern on online forums.

“Forget her, Sandy, forget her,” one such doubter wrote on TripAdvisor. “There are plenty more colleens in the sea, and in fact Canada has a fair whack of them too.”

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Shelley Howell
Shelley Howell

You have to admire the guy for getting out and living life, and living with no regrets. We just launched www.meemetagain.com for this exact reason!

Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander

Ha.  Sounds super creepy.  I know the feeling though, meeting a girl and thinking she is "perfect"... Or, having a crush on a girl and thinking she is so perfect.  Not a could way to start a relationship, no one belongs on a pedestal.  I am sure she is less than perfect, she is human after all.  This guy is just setting himself up for failure.  He has created this image in his head which is not reality.

dhuff
dhuff

I dunno. This sounds a little stalker-y to me :/

socialtalker
socialtalker

it cant be stalking, he hasnt found her yet. if he does follow her after finding her then it will be stalking.

Al Rivera
Al Rivera

Hurry! It's not too late to file a restraining order!

Mystic Raven
Mystic Raven

Oh, come on. There's a news article dedicated to this crap? I was expecting something else. Hate to break it to you Igloo-man, but you're chasing after the wind. The chances of you reading my comment, are the chances of her reading this crap, and reconciling with you.

bobfrompittsburgh
bobfrompittsburgh

I 1di0t born everyday..

tillzen
tillzen

Bob I'm so sorry you have surrendered to life but for many of us life is in the trying.

LindaLuttrell
LindaLuttrell

Uh....sorry, but it sounds like the feeling wasn't mutual...

Willie Wonka
Willie Wonka

"...he describes the woman as being in her mid-to-late 20s with freckles and auburn hair."

In Ireland?  Now that narrows it down.  LoL

Gavin Harrison
Gavin Harrison

 If you weren't a bigot and actually got up off your (undoubtedly fat) ass and went to Ireland, you would discover that red haired people are a minority. 30 people in my college class and not one of them has red hair, but stupid Americans is as stupid Americans does.

BenVeritas
BenVeritas

Now TIME magazine too? Yahoo was running this as well. Where was the media when I was infatuated 5 years ago with a woman whose feet were beyond delicious.