Extreme internet dating: Man creates website and video inviting women to meet him in person on February 29.
Internet dating has become an entirely acceptable way to find a partner. But there is nothing like meeting someone in person to see if you have chemistry.
So one imaginative 35-year-old is combining the two – by making a Youtube video inviting Ukrainian Brides to come and meet him on February 29 in Spitalfields Market in East London.
Andrew (who has wisely withheld his surname) doesn’t do things by halves.
As well as making a carefully edited video with more than 25 outfit changes, he has created a website, , and set up a twitter feed, so that he can keep ladies interested by divulging new facts about himself every day.
The twitter feed already has more than 320 followers – and Andrew has admitted to being recognised in the street.
‘So far I have only had one negative reaction,’ Andrew told MailOnline. ‘Lots of women have even told me they wished that they were single, and one asked if I prefer coffee or tea so she could bring me a drink.’
But don’t worry if you are coming to the Andrew 29th party a little late, he promises to hang out in Spitalfields (under the monument of the goat, if you are interested) from 8am to 8pm so there will be plenty of time for everyone to have a chat.
More than 130 women have already said that they would be there, so the self-confessed romantic moved his meeting place from Liverpool Street to the market across the road.
Andrew also assures potential love-matches he will be wearing something to ensure that he stands out from the crowd.
‘The reason I am doing this,’ he says, ‘is I’m just not very good at going up and talking to the ladies.’
This way he is inviting women to come up and talk to him, and the date is significant as January 29 is traditionally the day when women can propose to their partners.
The eligible gentleman, who has had ‘three or four girlfriends over the past 10 years,’ describes himself as a Welshman who lives in London and works in the creative industry for a marketing firm.
‘I’m really into fashion and I’m a massive Welsh Rugby fan.’
Andrew also cheekily adds: ‘Surprise me, because if you do, I might have a surprise for you.’