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US News Man lands Valentine's date after advertising himself on a billboard

11:25  14 february  2020
11:25  14 february  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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A single man who paid £425 for a billboard to advertise himself in the hope of attracting a girlfriend has successfully landed a date for Valentine ’ s Day. Now, the marketing professional, who is from Sheffield, has revealed that after more than 2,000 applications, he has scheduled a date with someone.

A single man who made a plea for love by advertising himself on a billboard has bagged a Valentine ' s date . Mark Rofe, 30, took drastic action and paid £425 for the roadside sign after becoming fed-up with online dating . So far the lonely singleton has received more than 2,000 applications from

A single man has managed to bag himself a Valentine's date - after spending more than £400 to advertise himself on a billboard.

a close up of a sign: Mark Rofe spent £425 on the billboard. Pic: @iamrofe © Other Mark Rofe spent £425 on the billboard. Pic: @iamrofe

Mark Rofe took the drastic measure after becoming fed up with online dating, and seeing all his close friends get married.

The 30-year-old bought the ad space in Manchester - and has since had more than 2,000 applications - including one (he claims) from Maya Jama.

Announcing the news on Twitter, he said: "It feels odd sharing my love life, but since people keep asking. I do have my first date arranged for Valentine's Day.

"I thought the best approach would be to break it down and go through the applications bit by bit, and I've started with the first 100 so far."

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He took the bold step to advertise himself on a personalised billboard in an attempt to find the perfect match. After failing to land a date through conventional means, Mark decided to adopt a unique and comical approach. He created a personalised billboard and his own website in the hope of landing

Mark Rofe has been single for a year now, and using online dating apps hasn’t really made a difference, so after joking with a friend at a pub that he’d be better off advertising himself on a billboard , he realized that wouldn’t actually be a bad idea. So he set up a website featuring a witty

Maya Jama wearing a green shirt: Mr Rofe claims Maya Jama applied for a date © Getty Mr Rofe claims Maya Jama applied for a date

Mr Rofe closed the applications after 2,363 people signed up.

In response he posted on his website: "I've had over 2,000 people apply to go on date with me, from all over the world. I honestly never expected such an incredible response - thank you!

"This was never about how many people I could get to apply to date me, so I've decided to close applications because I am confident that the person for me is among those that have already applied (and I WILL find you)."

Mark Rofe sitting on a wooden bench: He closed the applications after more than 2,000 people signed up. Pic: DatingMark.co.uk © Other He closed the applications after more than 2,000 people signed up. Pic: DatingMark.co.uk

So if things do not work out tonight - he still has a few more potential Mrs Rofes.

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