It was freezing in Paris, that day in January, 2004, when [Erika LaBrie] and a friend set eyes upon the Eiffel Tower. When they entered, a special feeling came over her; one she can only describe as intense love, a chemical attraction. That feeling of finding The One.
“Everyone was all bundled up and I felt so warm inside,” she says, recalling the moment with fondness. “I thought, ‘I don't feel cold, I feel so much warmth coming from the Eiffel tower.'”
For three years, the professional archer from San Francisco would visit the object of her affection, going for weeks at a time, spending all day touching the tower. And then on April 8, 2007, Erika LaBrie became Erika Eiffel in a commitment ceremony before 10 of her closest friends.
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Earlier this month, 33-year-old Amy Wolfe from Pennsylvania made headlines when she announced plans to “marry” a thrill ride at Knoebels Amusement Resort
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B.C. Hall-Ford, a 20-year-old freelance sound engineer in Oregon City, Ore., says the soundboards he's attracted to give off an energy. That's how he knows the emotions are reciprocated, he says.
“Your energy changes with how you feel, with what you're thinking, with what you're trying to communicate.” When the connection fades, that's a sign the relationship is on the fritz.