So this is this guy named Brian. He is pretty much copying my idea of how to get a new girlfriend. He is going about it a slightly different way, but ultimately his idea is the same. Except that he is actually doing it (I did make a good faith effort however).
Here's his shtick…
So, basically his 5+ year relationship ended and he wants to find a new girl. I don't blame him. His goal is to go on thirty dates with thirty girls. I'm not sure if it is thirty different girls (what if he hits it off with one?), but hell I'd take 10 dates with qualified women.
It's like my idea in the sense that you are using some medium to broadcast the fact that you are single and ready to mingle. My method was website and billboard. His happens to be website and Twitter.
He's a bit of an oddball IMHO, but I applaud his effort. I know it's hard to bounce back and I know I did some crazy things after my relationship ended. More power to the guy.
And Brian, if for some crazy reason you get around to reading this, I highly suggest sky diving. It'll shake things up.
The other day on my drive home from work I was thinking about a topic rather new to me: dating. I was thinking about how it would be nice if the women came to me, how it would be nice if a girl who was interested in me told me as much.
The advertiser in me started emerging and I was thinking about ways one could make this happen. I thought back to the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall and some of the brilliant ads there were put up to generate buzz. For those of you who don’t know, they put billboards up everywhere with seemingly random lines about this girl named Sarah Marshall. The ads seemed so basic and cheap that my friends and I believed that some guy was taking a shot at his girlfriend publicly. It wasn’t until we started seeing TV ads that it made sense.
But the point there is that the ads generated enough buzz to get people to start talking and go to the website. They forced people to be proactive. The thought
that crossed my mind was to put up a billboard, that essentially was creative enough and yet vague enough to make people want to find out more. It would point them to something like www.DateMattMcNamara.com (I almost bought the domain).
Admittedly, this is crazy. I know that. But I couldn’t help but think about how fun it would be. People put up billboards to get jobs, ask their significant others to marry them, and probably other crazy things. People are dating in all sorts of crazy ways (online dating, speed dating, blind dates, etc), so why can’t I date via billboard?
While it would be fun, I don’t think I have the money to put up a billboard right now (anyone want to sponsor me?). For now I will stick to the traditional methods; whatever those are.