Straight guy puts up billboard looking for a date, shocked to find most of the enquiries are from men
A straight man who put up a billboard seeking dates has said he is “flattered” by the flood of enquiries from men.
Mark Rofe, 30, put up an ad on the side of a busy road in Manchester, bearing the message: “Date Mark. This could be the sign you’ve been waiting for”.
Neither the sign nor his website datemark.co.uk clarified that he is looking for women – leading to a flood of male interest.
Billboard man ‘very flattered’ at interest from men.
Speaking to the BBC, he said: “I’ve had more than 100 people get in touch. Unfortunately half are men but I’m still very flattered.”
Rofe shelled out £425 for the cost of the initial billboard, and is hoping to raise money through crowdfunding to expand to other sites.
He explained: “Like any good idea it started off in the pub.
“I was talking to my mate saying how I was struggling on all these dating apps and I joked that I should put my face on a big billboard.
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“We laughed about it but then actually I thought what a good idea. I tried to make it funny so hopefully I don’t come across as a desperate loser.”
Hundreds have applied to date Mark.
Rofe’s website says: “I’m Mark, an extremely handsome and modest 30 year old living in Sheffield. I work in marketing, and if you’re reading this, then I must be pretty OK at it.
“I bought a billboard in Manchester and made this website because I’m single, all my friends are getting married, and I’m struggling to get a date.
“If you think you could be interested in going on a date, you know where to apply.”
1,557 people have now applied to date Rofe, according to the website.