Alexander Gorbunov, a 38-year-old, single man from Hollywood, Florida is looking for a wife. But he decided to take a less traditional approach to finding his true love and placed handwritten signs on the back of his two cars, a BMW and Hummer, hoping to attract Ms. Right. The signs read: “Looking for a Wife,” and include his phone number.
The attention that the flashy cars draw and the bright eye catching signs have Alex fielding 15 to 20 calls a day, along with text messages and photos. Because images of the sign have been posted on Facebook, the Casanova who moved to the U.S. four years ago from Russia, is contacted by people all over the country and the world with messages from California, Michigan, France, China, and Brazil.
According to the Miami Herald, Alex first put up his signs in late 2012, because he liked to serve as a matchmaker for his friends and family. The effort worked and he was able to set up his uncle, Michael Korol with a woman named Erika Santos, who called the advertised number. Now it appears that Alex is focusing more on his own love life and he knows what he’s looking for in his lifelong partner. He said that his high-end cars are a good test to weed out materialistic women. Alex told WPLG Local 10, “Sometimes uh, girls text me, ‘Hi, nice car.’ First, ‘nice car.’ I feel this lady not for me. First question about car, where you live? Ok, thank you. Bye bye.” The Florida car mechanic and Hummer tour operator is looking for a woman with it all saying, “Just hair, just eyes, just body. Must be smart. I want to, I want to trust this lady.”
It’s a serious mission for Alex, who has never been married and has no children, but he’s keenly aware that his signs are humorous to some. “I put up the sign just for fun. When I see people happy I’m happy too,” jokes Alex. When he does find his soul mate, Alex plans to drive across the country with her.