Entrepreneur Tries To Hire 'Online Dating Surrogate' On Craigslist

Craigslist dating adThere's a fast-growing online marketplace for virtual help, where users can get strangers to do their errands for money, such as picking up laundry or teaching their children to ride a bike. One New York "lonely boy" is hopping on this trend, posting an ad on Craigslist for an "online dating surrogate" to find potential mates for him online.

The "successful entrepreneur" is looking for someone to: spend an hour a day reviewing profiles of women on three or four dating sites; tag the best "per criteria you will be provided"; and then exchange messages and arrange dates with the lucky chosen singles. The pay is $100 a week, the ad states, and hours are flexible.

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But unlike most people who outsource tedious tasks on sites like Fiverr and TaskRabbit, this poster has very specific requirements for his dating assistant, writing that the ideal candidate should be a "pretty, thin, educated female in her 20s or 30s (with great taste and strong writing ability)," without explaining why weight or facial symmetry are qualifications for the work.

There is a serious creep-factor here, but at least you can set your own hours and work from home! But be aware, female job-seekers, that finding this guy a date might be harder work than you think.


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