Father of the Year Takes Out Gross $900 Ad to Find a Wife for His Adult Son

Baron Brooks, Looking for a wife

In this day and age, online dating is pretty common. However, finding a bio that isn't completely batsh*t? Well, that, my friend, is rare. Nevertheless, someone always finds a way to outdo the worst, and I think this father is in it to win it with this $900, full-page ad. He placed the ad for his son in the Idaho paper Coeur d'Alene Press, and sure, it may sound like a perfectly overbearing parental thing to do ... until you realize that not only is it a bit intrusive (not the kind of in-law we're looking for), but it's also written by a sexist, outdated father (not the type of man we want to have raised our future hubby).   


Author Brooks's ad gets straight to the point, making it clear that while his son Baron has never been married, he's "looking for a wife who's ready, willing, and able to have children as soon as possible." He later added further instructions as to who should bother responding to this ad, requiring women to be "attractive [while] being height and weight proportional." Yes, that is a direct quote.


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But the catch is this, if when you have procreated with this guy, you've got to be willing to become a stay-at-home mom. And while I'm all for the woman who willfully wants this on her own, I'm not for the guy who is closed off to dating anyone who doesn't necessarily fit this profile.   

Arthur's son, Baron -- a 48-year-old bachelor and Utah businessman -- maintains that his father wrote this for him, calling the situation "embarrassing." He told the Huffington Post that his father "means to do the right thing and it just comes out wrong." At least he's got something right with that understatement.

However, I find it difficult to believe that he didn't adopt some (if not all) of those silly values -- especially given that (despite said "embarrassment") he's allowing his father to conduct interviews at a resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in order to meet some of the women who showed interest in dating his son.

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In my opinion, I just can't believe that it's possible for you to raise a child for his or her entire life and that your child doesn't somehow reflect your thoughts, lifestyle, and so on. And that's why I feel it's important to sometimes bite your tongue on certain beliefs or feelings, allowing your child to have his or her own views and thoughts.

So, with that said, here's to hoping that Baron is part of the latter group, despite his admitting to the Spokesman-Review, "Most Jewish girls are quite liberal, and that doesn't work for me." We're not too sure that YOU would work for anyone, but we digress.

Truthfully, it's the women that we're wishing the best to. It takes a special kind of soul to be able to take on a package deal like that (don't forget you're getting the lovely in-law, too) and for that, we -- well -- commend you, lucky ladies. 


Image via Coeur d'Alene Press newspaper

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