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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Photos: 84-year-old Man Marries Lover, 82, After Dating For 44 yrs. 

An 84-year-old man, Colin Dunn, and the love of his life, Sally Smith, 82, have finally married after dating for 44 years.

They  first met in 1972 behind the bar of a social club Colin visited every weekend after work.

Though they have always been deeply in love and haven't looked back since then, the couple only got engaged last year.

Colin said: ‘Marriage never entered my head at that point. We were always so busy looking after the children or going on holiday to Blackpool. All of a sudden the children were growing up and leaving home and it was just me and Sally, so we thought it was finally time to become man and wife.’

He added: ‘We kept on saying, ‘it’ll be next year, it’ll be next year’ – but we were happy as we were.’

After a couple of heartbreaking losses within the family though, Sally and Colin decided to take getting married seriously.‘Just before last Christmas I lost my brother Harold and shortly before that I lost my eldest brother too,’ said Colin.

‘We were going through a bit of trouble and we started thinking what if this happened to one of us? We decided we wanted to be man and wife.’

And so finally, the pair, who are from Leeds, tied the knot at St Mary’s Church in Middleton among 100 of their friends and relatives, before heading over the social club where they first met to enjoy a meal after the ceremony.

Only in Obodoyibo and never in Naija where worries about even the most basic social amenities won't allow thoughts of love to flourish!

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