I looked at his Facebook “fan page” a couple days ago merely because my cousin “liked” one of his fan page’s photos. He is orchestrating a Bachelor-type competition, with himself and a Caribbean vacation being the “grand prize.”
Can you say Jodi Aries? (That girl who went nuts and killed her boyfriend- Nancy Grace’s current favorite subject.) This is a prime example of what not to do to get a date.
How desperate must one person be? When I read the information, I couldn’t help but to feel sorry for him. I realize that maybe, just maybe, he just wants more followers in his page and for more than just the same 20 or so same people to comment, but that’s a sad way to get more followers.
What happens when this girl (or guy, according to his rules. Guys can win as well) meets him in person and maybe has the same reaction as I did. You can have plenty of chemistry through written word, but if there’s nothing in person, that might make for a miserable vacation. Are you staying in the same room? Hopefully ol’ boy has enough respect for his “winner” to book a separate room for the person.
Can we say, open invite for a serial killer? You’re advertising you are single. Desperate enough for companionship to pimp yourself out on Facebook and lure girls (and guys) in with the promise of a Caribbean vacation. His rules state the person must be single. Are he and the rule-makers background checking every person who enters this competition? Are they going through a battery of testing as they do on the Bachelor and Bachelorette? (Did you realize these candidates on these shows are tested for months to make sure they psychologically meet the requirements, only to act like psychopaths once they are on the show? Scary.) Also, I’m not sure he realizes that he is opening himself up to potential allegations of rape. Physicians, attorneys, and other professionals have others go into rooms with them when with a member of the opposite sex, just to be safe from a sexual abuse allegation. This guy is willing to have a complete stranger travel hundreds of miles away from home, on “vacation,” and the risk of being accused of something is huge. hope he has spoken to his attorney about all of these things!
I will update as the train wreck in slow motion occurs. So far he has 70 willing contestants on his contestant page. Good luck to him. This is going to be interesting.
I realize some negative Nellies out there might comment that “you’re writing about this, you must be jealous, or wish it were you going.” No. I have written in the past about the dangers in online dating, how people can present themselves as one thing and be completely different. This is just a prime example of something that has huge potential to turn into that, and probably will.
This is a time you should scratch your head and reach for one of the Paleo Girl Scout copycat cookies The Mrs posted yesterday!