As a parent, it’s so exceptionally easy to look past and beyond the errors of our children. A common way to sum this up is saying that someone has “a face that only a mother could love”.
While a little cruel, it’s a fine example of how our parents will look beyond just about everything we do. However, after some time, our children will begin to grate on us a little – especially if they are unable to settle down.
With the clock ticking, most parents want to know their kids are in good hands before they move on from this mortal coil. When our kids won’t settle down or cannot find someone, parents often become quite proactive in their search. One dad, though, appears to have gone a touch extra further to find ‘nice’ dates for his trio of sons.
Neil, of Oregon, will be setting out alongside his family: himself, his wife and his three sons – Matthew, Benjamin, and Jeremy. All three are single men, but are described by Neil as ‘wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried’.
They are heading off to New Zealand as a family, and Neil has thought ahead. He’s placed a dating ad in the widely read New Zealand Herald in a bid to capture some Kiwi love interest for his three boys.
The ad was put into the paper, and read: “Hello Parents, we are from the States (Oregon), visiting your beautiful country. My wife and I have 3 wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried, sons between the ages of 28-32.
“We are not expecting, just hoping, to introduce our sons to nice NZ daughters. At the very least we’ll embarrass our sons and the truth is, we do find some enjoyment in that.”
An Embarrassing Journey
The trip, which took place from December 26th to January 7th, would give the boys plenty of time to hopefully land themselves a future romance.
Indeed, if you are a Kiwi and you are interested in either of these bachelors, then you can drop Neil himself an e-mail at neil.brightapt at gmail.com if you would like to raise your interest in his tremendous sons.
While they might be back home now after the trip, we’re sure that anyone interested in the story would still be happy to get in touch, right?
Indeed, Neil already brought in more than 200 responses so far, in a state that will have many dating experts and ‘players’ jealous. Best of all? They know nothing about this!
Speaking about that, Neil remarked in an interview with the Herald that:
“We like to travel and I have gone with my kids to Europe, Australia, and Japan, but we have never really interacted with anybody and in my mind I was just interested in them getting to know people, meeting people their age, and maybe develop some lasting, permanent relationships,
“I have never done anything like this before and they don’t know. They are clueless, which I love.”
Dads sure do find the most wonderful ways to make embarrassing fools of their kids, right? But hey, if it helps his three sons – or even one of them – find some happiness, he’ll probably say it was worth it!