A desperate singleton forked out £425 for a massive roadside billboard pleading for a girlfriend.
But Mark Rofe, 30, says he has since been asked on a date by more than 120 people – including many men.
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the web professional chose to take drastic action in his hunt for a partner.
He bought the 3m high and 6m wide billboard to advertise himself in Manchester city centre and had 124 applicants in just 24 hours.
Mark, from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, said: "I've had more than 100 people get in touch. Unfortunately half are men but I'm still very flattered.
"I’ve been single for a little while now, and many of my friends are married or in long term relationships.
"I’ve tried the dating apps, but they just weren’t working for me, so I decided to try something a little bit different to try and stand out."
Mark, who been single for more than a year, said he became fed up to see all his friends getting married recently.
The 6ft singleton, whose ideal woman is TV presenter Maya Jama, had 21 people get in touch asking for a date.
Mark chose to place the banner in Manchester because is is one of the largest cities in the UK, near where he lived and has the highest footfall in the region.
It is estimated more than 460,000 drivers will see it every week.
And Mark, who jokes he's kissed "over three" women, describes himself as "extremely handsome and modest".
His website – datingmark.co.uk – where applicants get in touch, and has launched a crowdfunding website for more billboards.
He hopes to raise enough funds to purchase more in Dublin, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Bristol, and London.
He added: "If at first you don’t succeed, buy more billboards?"
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