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Finding love underground

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A couple embraces as they walk through New York City's 42nd Street subway station. (Justin Nobel/CNS)

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A woman dressed in black waits for New York City's downtown 1 train in the 79th Street subway station. Go talk to her! She could be the one. (Justin Nobel/CNS)

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A couple embraces while waiting for the N/Q/R line in New York City's 42nd Street subway station. They happen to be out-of-towners. Might the act of being below ground in the subway system make them more romantic? (Justin Nobel/CNS)

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Eremi Amabebe, 22, and Jan Burmeister, 23, standing beside the Rhein River in Dusseldorf, Germany. They met on a New York City downtown 6 subway during the summer of 2004. Amabebe was attending college in New York and Burmeister was visiting from Germany. This August, Amabebe moved to Germany, mostly to be closer to her subway sweetheart. (Courtesy of Eremi Amabebe)

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Eremi Amabebe, 22, and Jan Burmeister, 23, in Munster, Germany, where Burmeister goes to school for medicine. They met on a New York City downtown 6 subway during the summer of 2004. Amabebe was attending college in New York and Burmeister was visiting from Germany. This August, Amabebe moved to Germany, mostly to be closer to her subway sweetheart. (Courtesy of Eremi Amabebe)

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Millions of the lovelorn pay money to find online partners or endure excruciating blind dates. Now comes a far less expensive ploy--subway dating.


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