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Couple marry after their introduction through a wrong number phone call

Next time you want to hang up on a wrong number, consider that the caller may be an undiscovered love. (Thinks …Answering the phone only to discover the caller didn't intend to reach you can be annoying. The following story, however, might make you reconsider hanging up on the next wrong number.

Nine years ago, Brian Woodward dialed a wrong number and Elizabeth Bennett answered.

Last weekend, they got married.

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The BBC reports that the chance phone call wasn't an instant love connection. Rather, Woodward was intoxicated and "really rude," Bennett tells the news agency, and "didn't know what he was doing."

Woodward called back the next day to apologize for his rudeness. The apology must have been pretty charming because two weeks later he came to visit her. The Norfolk, England, couple has been inseparable ever since.

"He popped the question the day after my 21st birthday — four years ago," the 25-year-old bride says, adding that the day "went perfectly well."

The couple tied the knot at St. Peter's Church in Ickburgh, Norfolk on Saturday. The newlyweds plan to honeymoon early in 2013.

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Read other couples' stories of unexpected first encounters here.

Researchers believe they can assess the state of a marriage based on how the spouses tell their how-we-met story.

"Spouses who are in happy marriages often recount the early part of their relationship with laughter, smiles, and nostalgia — even when talking about difficult times like a job loss or financial struggles. Unhappy couples, however, tend to recast their past times together in a decidedly negative light," MSNBC reported last year.

How did you meet your significant other? And does telling the story still make you smile?   

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