Father buys full-page $900 for newspaper advertisement seeking a bride for his son
United States, June 23: One father in Beverly Hills is trying to find his son a wife the old-fashioned way. Arthur Brooks, 78, spent $900 (Rs. 60000 approximately) on a full-page ad in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Press newspaper using the headline “Looking For a Wife.”
Arthur specified the age, height and political leanings that his future daughter-in-law should have. “You must be politically conservative. This is very important to me,” the ad reads, in part. “If you voted for Obama or plan to vote for Hillary you are not for me.”
Brooks’ son Baron, of Salt Lake City, told The Spokesman-Review that his father placed the ad without his consent. “I can’t even describe to you how embarrassing and ridiculous this is,” he said. “What am I supposed to do? He already did it. No sense in defusing a bomb once it’s already gone off.”
Baron told the newspaper he believes his dad chose the Coeur d’Alene Press because the Midwest is generally a more conservative area. “You probably are going to get more like a Midwest-type values in Idaho – somebody’s who more right of center than you would, say, in Los Angeles,” he said.
Although Baron is mortified by his father’s actions, he said he doesn’t want to hurt his dad’s feelings, so he is actually letting him interview the women who respond. Arthur and the potential candidates will meet at a resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, this weekend.
“When calling the Resort ask for Arthur Brooks. Interviews will take place Saturday June 25th,” the advertisement explains. “Please bring a short one page description, background and a current photo.” Baron told the newspaper that since his father has fallen ill, he’s become very eager to have a grandson.