- A Muslim man in the United Kingdom has spent hundreds of pounds on billboards advertising himself in an attempt to find a wife.
- 29-year-old Muhammad Malik has advertised himself on a number of billboards in Birmingham.
- Muhammad Malik has also created a website called ‘Findmalikawife.com.’
In a quest to find a wife, a UK-based bachelor has started to advertise himself on a massive billboard. According to Birmingham Live, Muhammad Malik has developed a website called ‘Findmalikawife.com’ and purchased many advertisement hoardings in Birmingham in order to find a suitable life partner. The 29-year-old entrepreneur may be seen smiling and jokingly pleading to be “saved” from an arranged marriage on billboards across the city and in Manchester.
The billboards stated, “Save me from an arranged marriage,” and included a link to his website.
Mr. Malik, who is originally from London but considers Birmingham his second home, stated that he is not in any way against arranged marriages but would prefer to “try and find someone on my own first.”
“I just haven’t met the proper woman yet. It’s a rough world out there. To be visible, I needed a billboard! ” he explains on his website.
And what qualities does Mr Malik want in a potential partner? My ideal partner would be a Muslim woman in her 20s, who’s striving to better her deen,” he adds.
Mr Malik claims he has received hundreds of messages since putting up the billboards on Saturday. “I haven’t had the opportunity to go over anything yet,” he told the BBC. “I need to set aside some time – I hadn’t thought this part through.”
Before plastering his face on billboards, Mr Malik claimed he tried a few different tactics to find a future wife. “I’m Pakistani desi,” he told the BBC, “So the first thing we’re told about is the power of the aunties,” but the London-based entrepreneur was not successful. He also experimented with dating apps and a few dating events before a friend advised that he literally advertise himself.
“I’m creative and love doing the most bizarre and crazy things,” he explained, and so he tried it. The billboards will remain up until January 14th.