A couple has praised Google translate for helping their fledgling romance after the pair fell in love despite not speaking the same language.
Chloe Smith, 23, from Wolves, UK, has the handy pocket translator to thank for helping her forge a relationship with her now-boyfriend Daniele Marisco, 25, from Naples, Italy, whom she met in a nightclub on the party island of Ibiza. The smitten couple said they have fallen in love after Google Translate helped them communicate.
Chloe has learned Italian and helped Daniele brush up on his English in a bid to ensure their relationship lasts. She wants to share her romantic tale to show others relationships can work, even when there’s a language barrier. They now live together in Streatham, South London where Chloe is a makeup artist and Daniele is a bartender in an Italian restaurant.
“The more time we spent together the less we used the Google translator, and now it is once in a blue moon when Daniele doesn’t know the name of something in English,” Chloe said.
Recalling their chance encounter in 2016, Chloe added:
“There was something exciting about Daniele, the fact we couldn’t understand each other wasn’t a problem. We just clicked. I made the first move and asked him for his number because I just found him so attractive.”
“Despite never having a foreign boyfriend before, I knew I liked him, and I knew he would learn one day. Sometimes you must do these things for love. Some people thought I was crazy when I went to Barcelona with him after only knowing him for one week, but I just knew it would be the best decision I could ever make.”
Daniele confessed: “Chloe talked and laughed a lot, but I didn’t understand. The only thing I understood was she was special. We wanted to be together from the moment we met and that is why we worked, she helped me learn English and I have helped her learn how to cook Italian food. We have proved any doubters that we’re meant to be. From the very start, I had a good feeling about Chloe, she is my soulmate.”