A woman who met the man she believes could be the ‘one who got away’ in a bar two years ago has launched a hunt to find him after realising she gave him the wrong phone number.
Kate Lefler from Oklahoma was in the UK in 2018 when she bumped into the man, who she knows only as Adam, in a pub.
She says ‘sparks flew’, there was instant chemistry and she gave him her number – only to later realise she had left off the area code.
Kate, who now lives in Maryland, has no idea what happened to Adam, from Wales, after they met at the Rust and Royal bar on the Barbican, Plymouth, on April 6, 2018.
Kate says she can’t shake the feeling that Adam was the “one who got away” and friends and family have now encouraged her to search for him, reports PlymouthLive.
Kate, 23 was with the US Coastguard and assigned to a ship that stopped in Plymouth when she met Adam, in his 30s, and his friend Mac – who he was visiting.
Kate also believes he is in the military and may have been part of the Royal Marines.
She said: “I know there’s a chance Adam may not be single anymore but I thought it’s best that I at least try.
“We met April 6, 2018 at Rust and Royal, we stayed there for a while and then went to a club in the Barbican, and then a diner at the end of the night and parted ways.
“He kissed me goodnight and we were planning on seeing each other the next day. When a text never came I started to realise I never put my area code in with my number in his phone.”
Kate has now created an Instagram account called helpkatefindadam and uploaded a picture of herself and a friend on the night she met Adam, alongside his friend Mac.
She has also messaged Rust and Royal to see if they recognised Mac, who Kate had a photograph with.
Writing to the bar online Kate said: “My name is Kate and this is going to sound crazy, but I was at your bar about two years ago and I met two really fun guys named Mac and Adam.
“I was there with a group of friends on a Navy supply ship that was in port for a few days and we came to your bar the first night we were in Plymouth.
“We met Mac and Adam and Adam really fancied me. We instantly had sparks fly and enjoyed a few drinks at Rust &Royal. He was in town visiting his buddy Mac, who lived nearby.
“This may be a shot in the dark, but because I had a few drinks I failed to properly give my phone number to Adam. And unfortunately never saw him again.”
She continued: “Like I said, this may sound crazy, but even after two years I can’t but feel like he was the one who got away.
“And all I have if his first named, his friend Mac’s name, a picture of Mac with my friend and I and the date we were there.
“Hopefully whoever sees this believes in fairy tales and love at first sight. And if not.. I can just be the crazy American girl trying to find Adam.”
If you have information about Mac or Adam, you can contact Kate on her Instagram page, here.