Introductions across the seated compartment led to a long conversation and stolen kisses beneath duffel coats.
The young lovers decided to discard their uniforms to marry on 14 March 1965 before setting up home in Yate, ten miles outside Bristol.
Four months later, on 31 July 1965, their daughter was born at the Cottage Hospital, in the more affluent suburb of Chipping Sodbury, where Rowling would later claim her family lived.
While her father secured employment as an apprentice engineer at a Bristol factory, her mother cared for Joanne and her sister, Dianne, born two years later on 28 June 1967.
To visualise these passion hunters, illustrator Michal Loba has also interpreted a selection of our favourite singletons.
Back in the early 2000s, Anne Jones was a “sexy Dorset Doctor”, hoping to meet someone new.
A year later the family moved to the larger house at Winterbourne, where Joanne first discovered the magical world of books, and created her own adventures in the front garden.
A childhood bout of measles, at the age of four, provided the author’s earliest memory of books, when her father raised her spirits by reading aloud to his bed-bound daughter the adventures of Toad of Toad Hall, from The Wind in the Willows.
Due to her job in a small town on the south coast of England she was a recognisable figure in the community, so the photographic element of online dating wasn’t an option.
After placing an ad in segment, Encounters, Anne went on over 50 dates between 2003 – 2006, but eventually found love with Martin, a fellow divorcee who lived down the road.
After finding herself trawling blogs for baby advice at 2am while her friends were still hanging out in clubs, she decided to create a product to make being a mama a little less lonely.
Michelle started her career as a lawyer at leading international law firm Mishcon de Reya. During her tenure at Badoo, she approached Whitney Wolfe to establish a way to work with her and was integral to the the launch of Bumble.