Dad secretly places dating ad for his 3 'wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried' sons

This ad ran in the <em>New Zealand Herald</em> on Wednesday and Thursday. (Photo: Kimberley Dixon via Facebook)
This ad ran in the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday and Thursday. (Photo: Kimberley Dixon via Facebook)

Lock up your daughters, parents — three American men are traveling abroad, and their father is hoping to find them some lady friends.

Neil, a father from Oregon, placed an ad in the New Zealand Herald this week hoping to set up his three “unmarried sons” on a few blind dates while they’re visiting for a holiday.

It’s hard to blame dear old dad for trying to help his single sons meet women while traveling.

“We are from the States (Oregon), visiting your beautiful country,” the ad began. It went on to say: “My wife and I have three wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried, sons between the ages of 28-32. We are not expecting, just hoping, to introduce our sons to nice NZ daughters.”

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In an interview with the Herald, Neil explained, “We like to travel and I have gone with my kids to Europe, Australia and Japan, but we have never really interacted with anybody and in my mind I was just interested in them getting to know people, meeting people their age, and maybe develop some lasting, permanent relationships.”

He added, “I have never done anything like this before and they don’t know. They are clueless, which I love.”

That’s right — the three sons don’t know that their father placed the ad.

Neil told the Herald he has already received more than 200 emails. “It is hard to tell how many are genuine,” he said. “A few are maybe just scammers but for the most part people are really amazingly nice in your country.”

So who is going to buy the movie rights to this story? The montage of three men meeting 200 women just reeks of a summer rom-com hit.

For the ladies in New Zealand, here are some more deets on our eligible bachelors. Benjamin, 26, is a consultant in Seattle. Jeremy, 28, is involved in a number of not-for-profit organizations. Matthew, 31, works in real estate in Portland (we suspect it’s the Portland in Oregon, but our source neglected to say).

“I know one of my sons uses these dating sites and is always going on introductory dates and meeting somebody, but he hasn’t had a serious relationship in quite a while,” Neil said. “I decided to help. I have no idea what will happen, but at least we will be able to meet some people.”

Neil plans to inform the boys of the ad while they’re on the plane to New Zealand — so there is no escape — should they not discover the now viral news on their own.

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