SOMETIMES it feels like the only way to meet someone special in this day and age is by mindlessly swiping through dating apps.
So you can't exactly blame any singletons for going old-school and writing a good old-fashioned dating advert to set them apart from the rest.
But sadly, one bloke is attracting attention for all the wrong reasons after he asked for a "vaguely attractive" woman who is "not crazy" in a bizarre dating advert which was posted in a London coffee shop.
Taking their colleague's love life into their own hands, the management team at Black Swan Yard Coffee in Bermondsey decided to write the advert on behalf of barista Jon Buck – who is pictured in illustration form as a handsome Indianna Jones-type cuddling a ginger kitten.
The lengthy advert asks customers to rack their brains as to whether they know any single women who are "a bit weird but also a bit normal" to date Jon.
Explaining how their colleague "cannot be bothered to walk far or get on the bus to meet people", the advert reads: "John Buck is 40 years of age.
His EX girlfriend was probably too weird and his ex-girlfriend was probably too normal (even if she turned out to be mad.) So ideally the sort of young woman he would date would be a bit weird.
"[He] has three social science degrees from Oxford University (including a PhD), owns his own flat, helps run an art gallery and does minor writing and film projects on the side."
Delving into his past relationships, his colleagues joked: "The kind of young woman he has dated in the recent past tends to be in their 30s and vaguely attractive an intelligent.
"His ex-ex girlfriend was probably too weird and his ex-girlfriend was probably too normal (even if she turned out to be mad.) So ideally the sort of young woman he would date would be a bit weird.
"But also a bit normal but not mad – and not a Friday night office drunkard trying to forget themselves."
If anyone can set Jon up with such a woman, the management promises that they "will be rewarded for any successful leads" – presumably with coffee and cake.
After spotting the bizarre advert, Twitter user Hajar J Woodland posted a picture of it online with the caption: "Today in 'Why Men?'"
Other users then slammed the advert and pointed out some of its stranger quirks.
One replied: "Things wrong with this: the font, the grammar, the description of the exes (if everyone you date is crazy, perhaps the common denominator is you), 'you will be rewarded for any successful leads', everything else."
Another wrote: "Can I add 'in their 30s' to the list of problematic things? He's in his 40s but can't date women in their 40s?"
A third joked: "Decent read. Enjoyed the mad, normal, crazy women part. I also like the cartoon characters and the use of the term 'straight-ish'. The bloke won't be single for long, surely?"
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