How confident are you in your matchmaking talent? If you think you're the next best thing to Cupid, then your skills could really pay off. A young Alabama man is willing to pay big bucks for anyone who can set him up with his future wife.
Ren Lu You, a recent graduate of the Harvard Business School, is a 29-year-old private equity associate living in Birmingham. He is also single and ready to mingle with anyone you deem worthy.
In fact, he's mingled so much over the past year that's he's ready to throw in the towel and let others start looking for his soulmate.
You is offering a whopping $10,000 to anyone who can find him a solid match. The catch is that You and whoever you decide to hook him up with have to date for over 6 months to get the cash.
No matter how much $10,000 may seem to you, the money isn't important to this desperate bachelor.
"I would argue that all these things pale in importance to finding somebody you get along with and you may end up marrying," You told Business Insider. "So $10,000 seemed pretty reasonable."
"I’ve been on a bunch of dates and gone through all the usual methods: friends of friends, introductions through coworkers, OkCupid, Match.com, Tinder, everything," You explained. After 30 unsuccessful dates in the last 10 months, You turned to his own dating website.
On his site, you can upload the name, pertinent information and pictures of your friend who you would like to match up with You. He also goes on to describe his interests, favorite movies and displays several pictures of himself so you can rest assured you're not going to set your friend up with "... a Nigerian prince, strong AI, or two midgets in a trenchcoat."
This all seems pretty creepy to me. But desperate times call for desperate measures, I guess. What do you think about this? Are personalized blind-date sites the wave of the future or is it a little concerning that a grown man is offering $10,000 for a solid relationship?
Let me know how you feel by leaving a comment below.