It was a scene reminiscent of a romantic 1950s movie: a chance encounter between two strangers across the Port Macquarie eatery and night spot.
On Valentine's Day 2014 a Port Macquarie woman said she was with her daughter eating dessert when three men walked into the Town Green Inn.
One of the men caught the woman's attention. There was chemistry.
With the social norms still up for discussion on just whom should make the first move, the woman - who wishes to remain anonymous - says she now regrets not approaching the man.
She says the depth of the encounter remains with her today.
So she has come forward asking for help. She wants to meet the man in the encounter.
"I know that I caught his attention as well and it was pretty intense," she said.
"It was just a really lovely connection that I felt with him, almost soulful.
"He just kept looking at me and smiling."
It was just a really lovely connection that I felt with him, almost soulful.
Eventually the man's son turned up and the woman couldn't help but notice what a close bond they had.
"I hadn't been in the dating scene for long as I was recently separated so I didn't think to leave my number," she said.
"Sadly and reluctantly I left without making any definite connection with him except the heart and eye connection."
The gorgeous 50-year-old is using this Valentine's Day to try and track down the mystery man.
"On that Valentine's Day I think we both wanted to meet each other but there were circumstances why it didn't happen," she said.
While she is realistic that he may not be available she would still like to connect.
She hopes to inspire other women to take a chance on love.
"I am hoping if other women are holding back that they have the courage and confidence to put themselves forward and not define themselves by a missed opportunity or a knockback."
The woman says she meets women who have been "knocked back" by a man and become scarred by the experience.
But she says that knockbacks are all part of the process of finding the right person.
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