Alan advertised himself on an ‘Items for Sale’ Facebook group.  |  Photo Credit: Facebook
Kettering, UK: A man who has been looking for love for a long time has put himself up for sale on Facebook after he struggled to find a girlfriend on dating applications.
Alan Clayton, 30, from Kettering, advertised himself on an ‘Items for Sale’ Facebook group. He listed himself as ‘free’ and ‘good/used condition’ after finding no luck on the traditional dating apps.
“Hello there ladies I’m Alan I’m 30 years old I’m looking for a lovely lady to talk to maybe more as I got a few weddings to go to and don’t want to go alone lol I tried dating sites not had any luck so thought I give this a go lol,” Alan wrote while sharing some pictures of himself.
The lorry driver was surprised when his inbox was flooded with messages from women across the UK. “I was up past midnight reading all of the messages of support from people. I’ve had women show some interest but it has not really led to anything,” he told SWNS.
“I’m still hopeful it will lead to something. People have said it takes guts to put yourself out there like that but it’s not that different to putting yourself on a dating site,” he said.
He even went out on a date with one of these women, however, it didn’t work out. So, he’s “very much still on the market”.
Alan said that he has not been in a relationship since he was at school. He would like to meet someone “funny, outgoing and independent with a bubbly personality”. He hopes to find someone who shares his interests, which he lists as Manchester United Football Club, musicals and Formula 1 racing.
Netizens have supported him for his unusual dating method. One user said, “Well done you for having the guts to post this,” and requested him to post again when he finds his ladylove.