Man Claims 'Looking for a Girlfriend' Flyer Scored Him 118 Hookups

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How did one 51-year-old manage to land 118 hookups* in a matter of months? Ask Dan Perino, the man who posted flyers with his photo reading "Looking for a Girlfriend" all over New York City. According to his claims, the creative approach has been wildly successful.


*Strangely, this is a claim no news outlet has wanted to fact check, so it may not be true.

Not only is he prolific in the sack, Perino only dates models. "I like models a whole lot better than a cute, short blonde," he tells Vice. And he wants to start a family, so only women between the ages of 25 and 32 need apply. Don't bother if you're Perino's age or merely a decade younger. "No old ladies!" says the charmer.

Perino works as an actor and a part-time website designer and wants to turn his dating life into a reality TV show. Here is how he likes to present himself to the world.

So that's one approach, for those of you looking for unique ways to meet people.

Or maybe not!

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See, the thing I'm stuck on is Perino's number of hookups, and not just because it sounds wildly improbable. It's also because I can't imagine a woman publicizing the same claim and surviving. She would get slut-shamed into oblivion! Not to mention the rape threats.

For that matter, what would happen if a woman posted flyers with her photo and reading "Looking for a Boyfriend" all over town? Or set up her own personal man-finding website? She would have to hire an assistant to filter all the responses, stay offline herself, and then hire a bodyguard or two. Yeesh!

For contrast, check out this woman's creative approach to finding a man. She had lovely "street art" created while remaining anonymous and faceless -- no photos! Because. She wants to stay alive.

And don't even get me started on the age. What if a 51-year-old woman in the same physical shape as Perino told everyone she only wanted to date models in their 20s and 30s? What a feast! That would present enough bait to send every misogynist troll on the Internet into a diabetic coma.

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Right? Aw, you get my point. This would be such a colossally bad idea if you are a woman because: Sexism. And no, I don't think it's healthy to have 118 hookups in a matter of months (unless they're all with the same person -- but I think that's probably called monogamy). I'm just saying, this whole bonkers story illustrates so much about the way we think about men, women, love, and sex. So, SO much.

What do you think would happen if a woman tried the same approach as this guy did?


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