Married Couple Discover They Already Crossed Paths 11 Years Before They Even Met

Mar | 45 sharesEmma Guinness

It's often said that you cross paths with your soulmate at least once before you properly meet. While this romantic notion is easy to dismiss for cynics like myself, it turns out that there's actually some truth to it for a few lucky couples.

One of these couples is 35-year-old Mr. Ye and his wife Ms. Xue, who unknowingly took a picture together 11 years before they met.

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The pair noticed the remarkable coincidence while looking at an old picture Ms. Xue had taken in Qingdao, Eastern China, in 2000.

At the time the picture was taken, Ms. Xue had been taking a vacation in the city with her mother and Mr. Ye had also been on vacation there with a group, but they had no idea that their paths had crossed until they took a closer look at the picture years later.

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The discovery was made on March 4 while Mr. Ye was cleaning the study in his mother-in-law's house, the couple told Chengdu Business Daily.

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"I was looking at the picture where my wife was sitting in front of the May Four Square, there's also a man standing at far back. My reaction was: 'Oh wait, that was me!'" Mr. Ye revealed.

After discovering the picture of his wife Mr. Ye went back home to show her that he had also had a picture taken in that very spot. In it, he is wearing exactly the same clothes as he was in her picture, proving that their paths had indeed crossed.

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Ms. Xue described the coincidence as a miracle and felt like it was fate.

This couple, however, were not the first to have discovered that their paths have already crossed through a picture:

When the couple showed the pictures to their friends, they said that it was proof that they were destined to be together.

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The couple finally met for the first time in 2011 through mutual friends when Mr. Ye returned to his hometown of Chengdu after he graduated from university in Suzhou it was reported.

Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue went on to marry a year later.

Before they discovered the incredible pictures, the couple had already taken a picture together in that very spot in Qingdao.

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Now parents to twins, they intend to return to the city when their daughters are older.

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While speaking to reporters about the pictures, they said that they were going to cherish the pictures for the rest of their lives.

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While I'm still a cynic after writing this story, maybe I've got an old photograph somewhere that will one day make me believe in fate the way Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue do.