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Mark Rofe attracts thousands of date offers after billboard ad for Valentine's Day

Mark Rofe attracts thousands of date offers after billboard ad for Valentine's Day

A single man in the UK bagged thousands of Valentine's date offers after he became so disgruntled with the bachelor lifestyle that he advertised himself on a billboard.

Mark Rofe, 30, plastered a photo of himself on a Manchester billboard after becoming fed up with online dating and seeing all his friends get married.

As a result he has more than 2,000 applications — claiming one had even come from British TV presenter and radio host Maya Jama.

Announcing news of unusual move on Twitter, the marketing professional wrote: "It feels odd sharing my love life, but since people keep asking. I do have my first date arranged for Valentine's Day.

"I thought the best approach would be to break it down and go through the applications bit by bit, and I've started with the first 100 so far."

Following a constant stream of applications Mr Rofe decided he had to stop taking in new offers when 2,363 people signed up.

He posted on his website: "This was never about how many people I could get to apply to date me, so I've decided to close applications.

“I am confident that the person for me is among those that have already applied (and I WILL find you)."

The 3m by 6m sign, which reportedly cost him £425 ($825AUD), showcased a laid back Mark pointing potential future partners towards his website, that has a counter registering the amount of applications.

With tongue firmly in cheek on his site datingmark.co.uk he describes himself as "extremely handsome and modest", and lists that he has two friends and has kissed ‘over three’ girls.