When Ruth Morrison spent a three-minute speed date having a rant she never dreamt it would prompt a marriage proposal.But now the 51-year-old nurse is planning her wedding to Mark Hudson on the anniversary of their first meeting.

“She was so different to the lovely, bubbly girl I met at the speed dating night.” Ruth laughed: “I was so nervous.

On the second date I was sober, on the first I’d had a few glasses of bubbly at the QFT, and it went to my head.

“Our friends encouraged each of us to give it another go.

“So for our next date we went to Deane’s Deli, and it was much better.

By the fourth date I knew he was the one for me.” The couple are getting married at Belfast City Hall six years to the day they met and will have a reception at Cafe Vaudeville.

To celebrate their QFT start the couple are honeymooning with a road trip echoing the one taken by Harry and Sally.

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She never came up for air and I barely got a word in.

She complained about the life coach the organisers had laid on, the holding area they’d set up for the women and about why we only had to talk about movies.

“But I thought, ‘I like her’.” Glitch number two happened when Ruth abandoned Mark to watch a special screening of When Harry Met Sally with another dater.

But she hadn’t counted on Mark pursuing her through Facebook. Ruth told me she was a twin and I wondered if the twin had come on this date.