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Joe and Rachel: couple prove its never too late to find love at first sight

Lovebirds Joe Williams and Rachel Monger.

It’s never too late to find out that love at first sight does exist - just ask lovebirds Joe and Rachel who got engaged just months after meeting at a sheltered housing development on the Wirral.

The couple, who're both in their 80's, moved into Manor House moved into last year after the loss of their respective partners.

Joe proposed to Rachel on Valentines Day.

I had come back from a walk and Rachel was sat on the couch near our apartments doing a jigsaw and she called me over for a chat. She was very kind and talked to me. Things went from there.

– Joe Williams

Rachel, who worked as a social worker for 20 years, lost her first husband a year ago.

I was never a believer in the whole falling in love at first sight thing, but that’s what it was like!

– Rachel Monger

The loved up couple are hoping their story will inspire more people to continue to find love later in life.