An Oregon dad visiting New Zealand with his family put a dating ad for his 3 'wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried' sons in a local paper

  • A dad named Neil, from Oregon, is going to New Zealand with his three sons next week.
  • Ahead of their trip, he posted a dating ad in the classified section of the New Zealand Herald in hopes of finding “nice NZ daughters” for this sons.
  • Neil told the Herald that he has received more than 200 responses to the ad, which he said he posted without his sons’ knowledge.

A dad from Oregon posted a dating ad in a New Zealand newspaper in hopes of finding “nice NZ daughters” for his three ‘wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried’ sons when his family visits next week.

Neil, who did not reveal his last name, placed the dating ad in the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday.

“We are from the States (Oregon), visiting your beautiful country. My wife and I have three wonderful, successful, handsome, alas unmarried, sons between the ages of 26-32,” the ad read. “We are not expecting, just hoping, to introduce our sons to nice NZ daughters. At the very least we’ll embarrass our sons and the truth is, we do find some enjoyment in that.”

People on social media had mixed feelings about the ad, with some calling it “different” and one person joking that her friends should “lock up” their daughters.

Neil detailed his sons ages and occupations to the Herald in hopes of piquing interest in the men.

The youngest is Benjamin, is a 26-year-old consultant who lives in Seattle, Washington.

His middle son is 28-year-old Jeremy works for nonprofit organisations, though Neil didn’t say where he lives.

The oldest son is Matthew, is a 31-year-old who works in real estate in Portland, Oregon.

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Neil told the Herald that he has received more than 200 responses to the ad.

“I’m somewhat surprised that I have got quite a lot of responses,” he said. “It is hard to tell how many are genuine. A few are maybe just scammers, but for the most part people are really amazingly nice in your country.”

He said that he posted the ad as a way for his sons to meet people while travelling.

He said he has never done anything like this before, but loved that it was a surprise for his sons.

“We like to travel and I have gone with my kids to Europe, Australia and Japan, but we have never really interacted with anybody and in my mind I was just interested in them getting to know people, meeting people their age, and maybe develop some lasting, permanent relationships,” he said.

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