We all search for love. It usually finds us in the most bizarre circumstances and places. One couple, who have been together for over 25 years and have two beautiful children met each other in Soviet Union in what was then Leningrad (St. Petersburg).

Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg

Nina was in her early 20s. She was your typical Russian beauty with large blue eyes, flowing blonde hair and the height of a model. She had just come back from visiting her mother at a hospital and was distraught about the whole experience.  The doctors told her that they had to run some tests and hold her for a few days.  The whole experience was rather onimous. Nina found herself walking home on Nevsky Prospect, the busiest most central street in Leningrad. In order to not show her tears, she would avoid eye contact with anyone on the street and blink as often as possible to hide the tears that were welling up.

At the same time, Alberta, a man of high stature, 6’4 to be exact, was in a car with his friend Dennis. They were on their way home from an event. Then, Alberta , who still to this day claims she was staring at him, saw the beautiful woman, and decided to get his friend to pull over on the side street.  He did not hesitate. Alberta ran out of the car and chased after Nina.

Once he caught up to her, he asked, “Is it ok if I walk beside you?”

She replied, “Sure, the street is free.”

After a short walk, he offered to give her a ride home. Normally, she would never agree to accept a ride from a stranger, however since her mind was preoccupied with her mom’s health, she did not think anything of it and got into the car.

Once in the car, her panic set it. She began to think, “How did I get myself into this? I can take the short guy behind the wheel, but what will I do with the tall one?” However, her panic quickly subsided as she saw the familiarity of her condo entrance.
When they arrived, Alberta asked if it would be alright if he calls her, to which she agreed to as she realized that he was a nice guy. They started dating and shortly after, decided to get married and have been happily married ever since.
If you are still searching for love, keep in mind that it may be behind the computer screen, at the office, at the next social event or even in the middle of the street. Never give up on finding your love.