How can you find the girl of your dreams? Buy an ad!
So says Matt Simpson, a tech-savvy American entrepreneur who’s using Facebook to target the — spiritual, yoga-practicing, between 28-35 and living within 25 miles of Tempe, Arizona — woman he’s looking for.
Simpson says the service is a better choice than standard online dating sites like Match.com, because Facebook’s hyper-specific data on its users makes it possible to target a select few and thus increase his odds of finding love.
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“I’m a single guy with specific taste,” he writes on his blog. “I’m only interested in women with the potential to become my intellectual and spiritual partner over the long term… In the unlikely case that I’m in the same place at the same time, the only filter I’d manage to apply is physical. At first meeting, a woman is like a Facebook profile with her privacy settings too high.”
Simpson says the interest-based pay-per-click ads removes the “privacy shroud” and delivers “insight into her intellectual and spiritual nature at 75 cents per click.”
“That’s about 10 clicks for the price of a cocktail that may or may not end up splashed in my face!”
He’s not the only one who’s looking to capitalize on the benefits of the Internet in the search for love. Chas McFeely is offering $10,000 to anyone who can introduce him to his future wife.
Considering the ridiculous number of ” meet hot-singles in your area” ads floating around the Internet, NewsFeed’s not sure we would click on Simpson’s ad if we came across it. But we applaud his and Chas McFeely’s bravery. Good luck, and may you both find the women of your dreams.
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