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NYC bachelor buys Facebook Marketplace ads to score dates

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One New York City bachelor has taken a new approach to online dating, taking out Facebook ads to try and find a match.

He’s really on the market.

A single, 33-year-old software engineer in New York City is trying to score dates with paid advertisements on Facebook Marketplace.

“This is a personal dating ad! How embarrassing for me! But also (I hope) intriguing?” reads one listing that shows the man, Michael, posing in a blazer and rimless glasses.

“Date Michael,” reads another version that pops up on Facebook Marketplace among ads for bicycles and espresso machines for sale.

One New York City bachelor has taken a new approach to online dating, taking out Facebook ads to find a match. FaceBook
One New York City bachelor has taken a new approach to online dating, taking out Facebook ads to find a match. FaceBook
“At the most basic level, I’m looking to meet a woman who is open to a serious relationship and lives within the reach of the NYC subway network,” posts Michael in the Facebook ads. FaceBook
“At the most basic level, I’m looking to meet a woman who is open to a serious relationship and lives within the reach of the NYC subway network,” posts Michael in the Facebook ads. FaceBook

“Much more detail within,” the classifieds — for which Facebook parent Meta charges anywhere from $5 to $50,000 a week — say.

The ad takes candidates to a Google Form with more information about the 6-foot-3 techie.

“I’m kind, happy, curious, creative, and a major nerd,” Michael says.

“My aunt is certain that I’m ‘quite a catch,'” he promises before answering first date icebreakers like “who I’m looking for” and health and fitness habits.

The Facebook ads to “Date Michael” lead to a Google Form with more information on the software engineer. FaceBook
The Facebook ads to “Date Michael” lead to a Google Form with more information on the software engineer. FaceBook

“At the most basic level, I’m looking to meet a woman who is open to a serious relationship and lives within the reach of the NYC subway network,” posts Michael, whose last name is not included in the ads.

He covers family, religion and politics: “Liberal/left-leaning . . . I like talking about politics but I haven’t made it my whole personality.”

A perfect day trip for him would be to City Island and a perfect evening would entail “an unusual off-Broadway show.”

Then, there are some rapid-fire questions.

Is he into cryptocurrency?

“Lol no,” Michael answered. Is he a fan of Joe Rogan or Andrew Tate or Elon Musk? “Absolutely not!”

The prompts are followed by what many may be thinking: “Is this a scam?”

“No!,” Michael responds to his own question.

A section is designated for age and contact information.

The fan page “Date Michael” that is linked to the ads has attracted 52 “likes” and 58 followers.

Comments flood individual ads.

“You’re so cute and I love this ad. I wish I were in NYC!” wrote one admirer.

Michael did not respond to inquiries from The Post.