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Man hits the streets seeking 'wealthy wife'

Meeting a companion can be hard, so one man is using extreme measures to try and make a love connection.

By Charyn Pfeuffer - MSN Living Editor Sep 6, 2013 8:02PM

Some people will go to extreme lengths to find a suitable companion. Fifty-six year old Robert Darling is one of them.

For the past 12 years, the bachelor from New Jersey has been making a weekly trip to Manhattan in hopes of making a love connection, reports The Wall Street Journal. To publicize his single and ready to mingle status, the bachelor parades a sandwich board that reads: “I’m looking for a wealthy lady to be my wife,” along with his phone number and email.

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Sure, everyone has their reasons for entering a relationship. Some do it for love, others for money. And although the recently unemployed Darling has never been in a serious relationship, he’s pretty clear about his intentions.

He wants a woman with a net worth of at least $750,000 who’s smart, has a sense of humor and likes listening to the English rock band Genesis.

So far, Darling’s creative advertising tactics have landed him exactly one date – with a women who wanted him to get hitched to a friend so she could get her green card.

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“The odds may not be great, but they might be better than any other way,” Darling told The Wall Street Journal. ”I’m still very hopeful. I’ll never give up.”

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253Comments
Sep 9, 2013 4:58PM
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That's so tacky!  And what makes him think that there is a woman with $750,000 just waiting for his invitation.  This guy is smoking or snorting some very strong stuff.  Geez, what's this world coming to???
Sep 9, 2013 2:12AM
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IF IT WORKS FOR HIM ,,QUE SERA ., IF NOT ,, LIFE GOES ON .. WITH OR WITHOUT HIM .. AT LEAST HE IS OUT IN THE OPEN WITH IT ..
Sep 8, 2013 5:11AM
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My wife blew thru 700k in 11 years. Robert, aim way higher.
Sep 8, 2013 5:08AM
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He needs a better sign with some class ....until that poor ratty sign gets fixed I don't see a wedding :)
Sep 7, 2013 11:54PM
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He needs to grow a pair and man-up!
Sep 7, 2013 11:48PM
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As soon as the women find out he's from NJ, they run away!
Sep 7, 2013 7:37PM
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Well..........at least he is honest.  Maybe he should put the sign over his head??

Sep 7, 2013 6:52PM
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If the guy is a US citizen he will have no problem finding a mate. I bet even with little Spanish knowledgement he will find someone.
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