Three brothers have spoken out after their father in secret published a newpspaer ad looking for blind dates for the eligible bachlors for their family on a holiday to New Zealand.
(Thanks to Neil)
Three American brothers were for the trip – and the surprise of his life when they arrived in New Zealand for a post-Christmas family vacation only to learn that their funny father owned a local newspaper ad urging eligible Kiwi women to satisfy his “fantastic, successful, handsome, unfortunately unmarried sons” during their holiday and stay, which went massively viral online.
Shocked, flattered and totally surprised to learn of the news, one of the bachelors has now shared his side of the story on behalf of the trio.
The three brothers were in for the surprise – and journey – of a lifetime.
(New Zealand Herald)
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“Between my brothers and I, we went on a few one-on-one dates,” Benjamin, 26, told the Daily Mail in a Jan. 8 interview of the “intelligent, kind, and friendly” women in New Zealand that he and his older brothers, Matthew, 31, and Jeremy, 28 – connected with, thanks to their father’s original advertisement in the New Zealand Herald.
“We love their accents. They were very nice, everyone we met, seemed nice,” he continued. “I think we will stay in touch with the people we met. Do We really want to come back — it was a beautiful country.”
“Two weeks, it is difficult to fall deeply in love,” Benjamin thought, but one of the bachelors has actually met a special someone during their two-week stay Down Under.
“Matthew actually met someone, so hopefully it is the beginning of something,” the youngest brother said.
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Back in December, the Oregon father Herald ad in the newspaper, went massively viral, with thousands of likes, shares and comments – and, apparently, 600 comments from real-life suitors, according to the e-Mail.
In the days since creative Neil, meanwhile, told the outlet the bread, had a great time in the “beautiful country”, thanks to the stunt.
“We are doing well, my sons were a bit shy but she handled it well and thought it was hilarious in the end,” Neil said. “Yes, they found some dates and met some amazing people, and I even with a number of great parents.”
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But Benjamin indicated that he and his brothers and sisters were initially embarrassed to learn of the dating ad, and since then he has said he is “very happy” that their father did.
“Everyone in New Zealand was great, we had people offering to show us around and even buying us a beer during our vacation,” he said. “It’s certainly an interesting way to meet people, it was fun meeting families and women — we had a good time on this trip.”