Dennis, Angie, Airbnb
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This Woman is Engaged To Her Airbnb Host Despite Their 27 Year Age Gap

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| LAST UPDATE 03/22/2021

By Scarlett Adler

"I could never have imagined I would fall in love with my Airbnb host," Angie confessed. Little did she know as she packed her bags for a weekend getaway, she would never come home the same. Here's her story…

Love at First Sight

"My life has been totally transformed," 40-year-old Angie Lucas gushed after crossing paths with her soulmate: 67-Year-old Dennis. But despite their questionable age gap? Lucas has never been more certain about anything.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

Perhaps that's why Dennis went from stranger to fiancé in only a matter of weeks. Though if we ask him? Their story actually started long before they even met. The truth? He had his eyes on Angie long before they crossed paths that fateful weekend back in 2020...

Meet Angie

But in order to understand the events that eventually transpired, let's start at the very beginning: Meet Angie Lucas, folks. Back in 2020, the 39-year-old had practically given up on love; Something that led her to live a single life for over 3 years.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

"I was beginning to lose hope that I'd ever meet the love of my life," the hopeless romantic admitted. Little did she know, all of that was about to change. But we're not there just yet. Which meant Angie's doubts only continued to worsen by the day…

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She Was Anxious About Her 40th Birthday

In fact, as the year continued to creep up on her? So did a new thought: In only a matter of weeks, she'd be ringing in her 40th birthday. Only instead of excitement, the latest milestone actually left Angie's mind running in circles. How did she see it?

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

Here she was, ringing in yet another year... alone. Would she ever find love again? Suddenly she didn't know what to believe anymore. No matter how hard Angie tried, it seemed that all odds were stacked against her. Or at least that's how she saw it, as she braced herself for another lonely birthday.

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She Planned a Weekend Getaway

There was no doubt about it: She needed an escape - which is why it wasn't long before Angie began brainstorming how she'd ring in the big day. She sought out a nice distraction to keep her mind occupied. Perhaps a relaxing weekend getaway? But where would she even go?

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

Sure enough, after endless hours spent scouring the internet, Angie finally found her answer. No, she wouldn't be sight-seeing across Europe or backpacking across the country. In fact, she wouldn't be hopping on a plane at all. Instead? She'd actually be staying exactly where she was...

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She Found an Airbnb

Well, sort of. Nestled just 30 minutes away from her Lehigh Acres, Florida home lay the perfect solution: A charming Airbnb, perfect for some much-needed R&R. Boasting a private pool and lush landscaping, the vacation rental was a mini oasis - just what she needed.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

Sure, she'd never used Airbnb before, but she suddenly had every reason to. Perhaps that's why it wasn't long before Angie decided to take action. "I wrote a very chatty greeting message... told him it was my birthday," she explained of contacting the rental owner. Which brings us to another special somebody...

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Meet Dennis

Of course, we're talking about Dennis Weisse - the other half of our story. Back in 2020, the 67-year-old single dad was living a relatively quiet life. He'd been renting out his home to travelers and locals alike. Little did he know, his latest endeavors to bring in some extra cash would change his life in more ways than one...

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

And as he scrolled through his latest Airbnb notifications, he'd soon find that out: Despite the endless inquiries his charming home was met with, there was suddenly one message that stood out from the rest. A woman named Angie Lucas had a special request, and it left him with lots of questions.

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He Thought She Wanted To Party

While Angie may have been feeling optimistic about the relaxing getaway, Dennis certainly wasn't. In fact, he was rather skeptical of her request. Why? Just months prior, a pandemic had swept across the nation, placing everybody under strict safety guidelines. In other words?

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

Social distancing was now a reality for most of us. But not for Angie - or at least that's how Dennis saw it: "He thought I was planning to have a party, which I was not," Angie explained. Nonetheless, the wary rental owner didn't know any better. And he quickly rejected her request.

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He Confronted Her

Safe to say, though, that didn't last long. The truth? It took mere hours before a mortified Dennis realized his misunderstanding. How could he be so quick to judge? Not to mention, it was Angie's birthday. He felt terrible, and it wasn't long before he set off to make things right.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

As for what that called for? The following morning, as Angie sat in her kitchen, she was about to find out. Only as she turned to answer her ringing phone, she was met with... confusion. Why was Dennis Weisse suddenly calling her, and what did he want?

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Dennis Invited Her Over

Sure enough, as Angie held the receiver to her ear, she breathed a sigh of relief. It was all a misunderstanding, as an embarrassed Dennis began to explain himself. But that's not all he said. The apologetic host soon offered her a promising proposal.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

He suggested - insisted - that the almost birthday girl come down to his property, after all. As Dennis put it, he simply felt terrible for the way things had transpired. And if Angie would take him up on it? He'd love the chance to make it up to her.

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She Was a Bit Skeptical

As the 39-year-old hung up the phone, she suddenly had a decision to make. Sure, the offer was tempting, to say the least. But at the same time, Angie couldn't help but second guess everything. In fact, she was left with more questions than answers. How did she see it?

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

While the stranger on the other end of the line sounded genuine, she couldn't help but face the facts: She knew nothing about him - or his property, for that matter. He was simply a stranger. Was he really who he claimed to be? And if so, why was he so adamant that she give him a chance?

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He Sweet-Talked Her

"I said I understood and was okay with the rejection," Angie explained, as she began to shut down the kind offer. But as the two continued to chat, she couldn't fight the new feelings she was met with. "He was so friendly... such an outgoing and gregarious character," she confessed.

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

"We had a really nice chat." Perhaps that's why it wasn't long before she had a change of heart. The truth? Her mind was practically made up for her: "In the end, he sweet-talked me and convinced me to go ahead with the trip," Angie revealed. And that's exactly what she did.

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He Planned on Being Away

To the naked eye, Dennis was adamant about welcoming Angie into his home. But perhaps not for the reasons the birthday girl may have once assumed. The truth? The overly friendly host wasn't even going to be in town when his latest renter arrived on July 8th.

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

As the story should have gone, the businessman would have been 2,000+ miles away during Lucas's visit. And in preparation for his overlapping trip to Colorado, Dennis had hired employees to look after his home. Only things didn't quite go the way he'd planned...

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He Had To Fly Back Home

As we already know, fate had other plans. Which meant that as Dennis's caretakers continued to prepare his home for Angie's stay, it'd ultimately be deemed useless. Everything was about to go a whole lot differently than both he and his renter had expected.

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

What happened? Shortly after settling into his Colorado home, Dennis received a surprising phone-call: Something had come up - his employees suddenly had to leave. Which meant Dennis had to hop on the next flight out of Denver to prepare for his latest guest, himself...

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Preparing for Angie

As for what that called for? Let's just say, Dennis Weisse had a few tricks up his sleeves. "Because of all the confusion with the site, I wanted to do something really nice for her birthday," he explained. And as he raced back home to prepare for Angie's arrival, he knew exactly what he'd do.

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YouTube via Daily Mail

"I had the couple who had been looking after the property arrange some balloons, a birthday banner, card, cupcakes, and tequila on the kitchen counter before they left," Dennis revealed. And in only a matter of time, his grand plans would finally come into play...

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The Moment She Arrived

On July 8th, 2020, as Angie Lucas pulled up to the North Fort Myers home, she was met with the surprise of her life. For starters, as she knocked at that front door, she couldn't believe who was standing on the other side. It was Dennis, a giant smile plastered on his face.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

But that's not all. As she took a step inside his welcoming home, suddenly her eyes filled with tears: From festive balloons to a bouquet of flowers - to her very own birthday card - Angie Lucas couldn't believe her eyes. A stranger had done all of this… for her.

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It Was Meant To Be

Safe to say, nothing about how Dennis and Angie first crossed paths was ordinary - as they'll happily remind us themselves. "If [my caretakers] hadn't left, I would never have come back… I never would have met Angie in person," Dennis gushed of the emotions he was instantly met with.

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

"The Lord works in mysterious ways." Despite living miles away from one another, they'd spent almost 40 years of their lives apart. But from their shared interest in old-school hip hop to the endless laughs that now filled his home? One surely wouldn't know any better.

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She Was Smitten

But the truth was that the fun was far from over. After staying up talking the entire night, Dennis and Angie had gone from strangers to fast friends. But were those feelings perhaps more than the start of a newfound friendship? It certainly seemed that way...

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

"The next morning – my 40th birthday – we had coffee, and he made me breakfast," Angie gushed of the pleasant surprise she woke up to. "We drank champagne mimosas on his pool patio." They'd only known each other mere hours, but they simply couldn't get enough of each other's company.

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She Had To Leave

They say all good things come to an end. And unfortunately for Angie? That soon rang true as she packed up her bags and headed home on July 10. Not that she was happy about it. In fact, she couldn't help but fight the sadness that soon followed. Here she was, missing a stranger she'd only met mere hours ago.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

Which meant that as hard as she tried to carry on with her everyday life, the truth was that she... couldn't. Dennis Weisse was everything she could have wanted in a partner, and then some. And Angie simply couldn't get him off of her mind. But how did he feel about their whirlwind of a weekend?

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He Also Had Feelings for Her

Sure enough, Dennis, too, couldn't believe the feelings he was being met with. Yes, he'd had his fair share of relationships in the past. But none had made him feel the way he'd suddenly felt. He was completely smitten, desperate to spend more time with the woman who'd just stumbled into his life.

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

Perhaps that's why all it took was 3 days before he decided to take matters into his own hands. Only as Dennis picked up the phone and dialed Angie's number, he couldn't fight the butterflies now hijacking his stomach. He was really doing this. There was no going back now.

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She Went Back To Visit

Dennis took a deep breath as a voice suddenly appeared on the other end of the line. What was he going to say? He realized he hadn't even prepared anything. But none of that mattered. And as he poured his heart out to his new love interest, he couldn't believe what Angie had to say for herself.

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

All of those feelings he had experienced were real: Angie had also felt those sparks. And sure enough, after just 3 days spent apart, the 40-year-old packed her bag as Dennis invited her back to North Fort Myers. Only this time, they'd be doing things differently.

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They Became Official

Sure, there was so much the two had yet to learn about each other. But that didn't change the fact that they'd felt so familiar with one another. And as Angie and Dennis reunited on that front porch, their lives would never be the same. In fact, it wasn't long before their love story truly took off.

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Twitter via @giegie7980

"We quickly started to fall in love and became basically inseparable," Angie gushed of the events that soon transpired. After sharing a first kiss in his pool, the two decided to make things official. Only their latest chapter together was just getting started.

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Moving in Together

It all happened so fast. What started with a simple Airbnb request soon brought Angie and Dennis from strangers to significant others. But by the time September came rolling around? The new couple reached a new milestone; One that had Dennis getting down on one knee…

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

No, he didn't pop the question. Though he did ask Angie a different one. "He entrusted me with a key and even got down on one knee to offer it to me," Angie gushed as her boyfriend asked her to move in with him. Little did she know, her euphoria was about to reach new heights.

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They Got Engaged

On September 11, 2020, Dennis Weisse got down one knee as he asked his girlfriend the question that'd been on his mind since they first met: Would she spend the rest of her life with him? Angie's answer? Yes! It was a dream come true, with a fairy tale proposal to match.

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YouTube via Daily Mail

"It was a wonderful, wonderful moment," Angie gushed of the moment he finally popped the question. Dennis had whisked her away on a romantic getaway to Captiva Island. "We'd had dinner at a fancy restaurant, then afterwards, he got down on one knee again to propose marriage with a stunning sunset backdrop."

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A Long Time Coming

But while everything happened so fast, the truth was that it was actually a long time coming. For starters, the two had actually already discussed marriage back in July. But perhaps even more than that? Dennis had his heart set on Angie long before they even met.

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Twitter via @giegie7980

"I kept staring at her picture... on the Airbnb app," he admitted of the moment her message popped up in his inbox back in July. "I was looking at it four or five times a day... would blow it up to see every inch of her face." As he put it, there was something special about her. He simply couldn't place it yet.

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How Do Their Families Feel

To the naked eye, Dennis and Angie are a match made in heaven. In fact, just one look at the happy couple, and you would never know their story started a mere months ago. But despite the love they clearly have for one another, there's still one thing we can't help but wonder: How does their family feel about it all?

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

The truth is that they're actually very excited. Sure, strangers online might not feel too optimistic. But to those who know the couple best? Angie's mom, 59, and dad, 63, couldn't be happier. They've even joked about Dennis's 33-year-old child being closer in age to Angie than her fiancé.

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Where Are They Today

Angie and her former Airbnb host have certainly taken the online world by storm. And perhaps with good reason. After all, nothing about how the controversial couple first came to be is ordinary. But where does that leave them today? Have they continued to defy all odds? Or perhaps have those 27-years wedged a gap between them?

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YouTube via Coronavirus News

Fast forward to today? Angie and Dennis are actually better than ever. In about a year's time, they've got big plans to take a trip down the aisle. And in the meantime? They're certainly making up for the years they missed. "Despite our age difference, it's very easy to get along and talk to each other," Angie gushed.

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Sharing Their Story

But that's not where their story ends. In fact, Angie and Dennis's new reality has also brought the couple full circle. Of course, we're talking about Angie's latest 'job,' which calls for co-managing the Airbnb rental. But her duties actually go far beyond prepping the home for new arrivals...

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Twitter via @giegie7980

As she sees it, her and Dennis's story is too unbelievable not to share. And that's exactly what she's done, as she continues to welcome strangers into their new home. "People get a real kick out of our story," the 40-year-old confessed. "They love it."

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Starting a Family Together

With wedding bells in their near future, we can't help but wonder, well: What comes after they exchange "I Dos"? Will 40-year-old Angie and 67-year-old Dennis start a family of their own? Or perhaps has their age gap gotten in the way of a growing family?

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Facebook via Dennis Weisse

The truth is that Angie's aware that children might not be a possibility for Dennis. And she's okay with that. Of course, though, "it could still happen... and that would be wonderful if it did," she confessed. As for what else she'd welcome with open arms? Becoming a grandma, should Dennis's child ever decide to start a family.

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Moving Forward

We know about their plans to become Mr. and Mrs.; We know about their stance on growing a family. But what now? What comes next for Angie and her 67-year-old soulmate? While we can't say what exactly the future has in store for the happy couple, we do know one thing...

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Twitter via @giegie7980

Whatever road their latest chapter takes them down, they'll be riding it out by each other's side. "Living together is great," Angie gushed of their newfound reality. Whether it's Mr. and Mrs. Weisse or "Grandma and Grandpa," something tells us their story is just getting started...

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The Takeaway

From hopeless romantic to hopelessly in love, we've watched Angie's journey take her for a whirlwind of a ride. But despite all of the odds seemingly stacked against her? She wouldn't want it any other way. And perhaps we could all learn a thing or two from her...

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Facebook via Angie Lucas

In fact, if there's one thing Angie Lucas wants us to take from her remarkable journey? "I would just say, 'live and let live.'" Safe to say, she's done exactly that. "You should never let age" - or anything for that matter -"get in the way of true happiness and the chance of love."

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