Earlier this week, an Oregon man named Neil placed an ad in the New Zealand Herald the pursuit of blind dates for his three sons during their upcoming vacation.
(New Zealand Herald)
Three eligible bachelors are in for the surprise – and journey – of a lifetime, when they finally catch wind of the now-viral news that their father secretly a dating ad in a New Zealand newspaper prior to their trip Down Under.
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Earlier this week, an Oregon man named Neil placed an ad in the New Zealand Herald the pursuit of blind dates for his three sons during their upcoming vacation, billing them as the three “fantastic, successful, handsome, unfortunately, the unmarried brethren, the Herald reports.
“We are from the united States of america (Oregon), visiting your beautiful country. My wife and I have three beautiful, successful, handsome, unfortunately unmarried sons between the ages of 28-32,” the ad reads. “We are not expecting, just hoping, for our sons and beautiful NZ girls. At least we will embarrass our sons, and the truth is, we do find some fun in.”
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“Our family, on December 26, 2018 and departure on January 7, 2019,” Neil concludes leaving an e-mail address and open invitation for adventurous singles to reach.
Not surprisingly, the story has since gone viral with more than 4,500 likes and hundreds of shares on the newspaper’s Facebook page.
“OMG WE NEED TO make THE time of ARRIVAL AND the setting up of A BIG KIWI WELCOME, MAYBE WITH BANNERS AND IT WORKS,” a commentator wrote of the story.
“Time to leave my man,” another joked.
“Lets get those green cards,” a woman wrote, tagging her friend in the post.
“They could be serial killers,” a different, more cautious user concerned.
“Good luck guys. Kiwi chicks are a lot to take in,” a cynic wisecracked.
Despite the attention, Neil claims that his intentions are pure.
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“We like to travel and I’m with my children to Europe, Australia and Japan, but we have never really talked with anyone, and in my mind, I was only interested in them to get to know people, meeting people of their age, and perhaps also the development of a number of permanent, permanent relationships,” he told the Herald.
“I’ve never done anything like this before and they don’t know. They are clueless, which I love.”
The Oregon man further revealed that he has received more than 200 responses to the ad, such as Kiwi locals vie to meet the eligible gentlemen
“It is difficult to say how many really are. A few are perhaps just crooks, but most of the people are really incredibly beautiful in your country,” he thought.
Better yet, Neil says that he isn’t going to tell Matthew, a 31-year-old real estate agent, Jeremy, a 28-year-old non-profit organizer, or Benjamin, a 26-year-old consultant, to them on the plane on the way to NZ.
“I have no idea what’s going to happen, but at least we will be able to meet some people,” said the father. “I am sure that they will be surprised and annoyed, but I am sure that they will laugh. We have a good relationship and are always joking with each other. They know that I am a little unusual in that respect.”