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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thenextt

Lmfao thats funny i dont think i would do the same thing as this entrepreneur ha! But hey whatever works, i personally think i would have done it on 5spot ( http://5spot.ca ) .

December 11 2013 at 3:29 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
frivgames

http://friv.lc/

December 01 2013 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
frivgames

Are you shure about this?

December 01 2013 at 3:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott V

He should just hire us at http://www.VirtualDatingAssistants.com. We've been doing this for guys like him since 2009.

May 10 2013 at 7:56 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
salva1onegiann

Sounds too much like some online hacker's scheme - Sending spam emails looking for mules to be the fall person for laundering stolen funds from someone's bank account from which they stole account information which then expect you to cash for them for a fee without you having a clue as to what your really doing.
Of,course you can get into trouble for doing that and it, seems likely you can get into trouble doing the same sort of thing here. For a different reason though.

May 08 2013 at 6:02 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
firebee34

For $I00.00 a week? I wouldn't bother......... Let him find his own dates.

May 08 2013 at 9:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jamie

Basically he's looking for a personal assistant. He wants someone who will fit into his business lifestyle. He doesn't want to waste time of his or theirs on an overweight unattractive female. I don't blame him.

May 08 2013 at 8:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Nicole

Hey there is nothing wrong with plus size females THANK YOU!. Most of us are sweet, kind, know how to treat people the way to be treated, cook, and clean!

May 08 2013 at 1:25 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Megan Kenney

To clarify, the job was advertized as just an assistant position. I quit soon after he asked me to message women.

May 07 2013 at 7:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Megan Kenney

This is NYC? Um. I think I worked for this guy before. Had me message women on Match.com.

May 07 2013 at 7:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
adamoautorepair

if you cant meet women face to face your a LOSER

May 07 2013 at 5:10 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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erikorcody

Just like people who can't differentiate between your and you're, right?

May 08 2013 at 12:53 AM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
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six30lenox

LMAOOOOOOOOO

May 08 2013 at 1:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down

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