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#FindBen: Woman tweets she found mystery man after posting signs in Old Town Alexandria

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The search is apparently over for a woman who posted signs all over Old Town Alexandria searching for a mystery man who got away.  The woman we know as Courtney tweeted Thursday afternoon that she has found Ben. 

Just before 2 p.m., Courtney (who is @OldTownCourtney on twitter) tweeted, "I found Ben! To respect Ben’s privacy, I won’t be taking any more interviews. Thank you everyone for the support in my quest to #FindBen !!!"

Courtney told FOX 5 previously that she met Ben on December 23 at The Light Horse Restaurant in Old Town.  she 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 in the end, Courtney left with her friends -- without exchanging numbers. So in this day of online dating and social networking, Courtney resorted to the oldest tool of romance: the pen and paper.

In bold, black script she wrote:

Ben, (from the Light Horse)

I made the wrong choice on Dec. 23rd.  Call me!

Courtney


She posted 60 signs up and down King Street, and they 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 went viral, and the hashtag #FindBen spread like wildfire. 


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