Johanne + Robin
Coombe Abbey, England
Lovebirds Robin and Johanne met in November of 2012. Robin played professional hockey for the Frederikshavn Whitehawksher, based in Robin’s hometown of Frederikshavn, Denmark. It all began as a “fun fling” on a night out. “I’m not looking for anything serious,” they both confessed. “Well, too bad,” said the universe. Soon, they were spending most weekends together, and a relationship began to blossom. Unfortunately, the season came to an end. Robin returned to his homeland of Sweden, and Johanne applied for university in Copenhagen.
The couple knew that a long distance relationship would be difficult. Despite this, Johanne went to Stockholm to visit Robin the summer before University began. They had an amazing time and stayed in touch into the new hockey season, where Robin went to play in Norway.
“I knew that the chances of us building a real relationship under those circumstances were next to nothing. I did my very best to find someone who could confirm to me that it was better to just let him go. No matter how hard I tried, no one captured my attention like he did.” – Johanne
Despite all odds, the universe persisted, keeping Robin and Johanne close no matter the distance. Three years after their “fun-fling,” Robin took Johanne for a beautiful walk in the forest. In a Hollywood-style romantic way, Robin proposed to Johanne on Christmas Eve 2015.
Playing pro-hockey overseas is a dream for so many. It presents the opportunity to travel the world, and visit places you had never imagined. Most leave the experience with a heightened sense of self, growth in both sport and spirit. Robin scored the ultimate hat-trick when he found his soulmate as well.
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