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A Dad Secretly Buys a Full-Page Newspaper Ad to Find a Wife For His 48-Year-Old Son

So the answer is no, there’s never a point in your life when your parents stop embarrassing you. A 48-year-old guy named Baron Brooks in Salt Lake City, Utah was featured in a full-page ad in the “Coeur d’Alene Press” newspaper in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Saturday. And the ad was focused on getting him a wife. Baron has never been married, and the ad is looking for a woman who is, quote, “ready, willing, and able to have children as soon as possible” “attractive, being height and weight proportional” and “politically conservative.” It also mentions that, quote, “I’m 5-foot-5, and if you are 5-foot-8 and like to wear heels, it might not work.” But Baron didn’t take out that ad, and he didn’t even know it existed. His 78-year-old father Arthur Brooks took out the ad. It cost $900. Apparently he picked a newspaper in Idaho because he thought that’d be a good place to find conservatives. Baron says he was furious and, quote, “I can’t even describe how embarrassing and ridiculous this is.” But it actually did drum up some interest from women, so he’s letting his dad go ahead with some interviews. Get more here.

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