Single man lists himself as ‘item for sale’ on Facebook in hope of finding love



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A  single man has taken a novel route to finding a date after deciding that dating apps weren’t working for him.

30-year-old Alan Clayton from Kettering listed himself in the Items for Sale section on Facebook, with the description “free” and in a “good/used condition”.

Clayton told SWNS: “I’ve tried conventional apps like Tinder and Plenty of Fish but nothing has really happened so I went to sign up to e-Harmony.

“They asked me lots of questions and I suddenly thought why don’t I just advertise myself online on a bargain adverts page.”

Since Clayton shared the ad on 10 September it has been shared thousands of times and his inbox has been flooded with messages. 

“I was up past midnight reading all of the messages of support from people. I’ve had women show some interest but it has not really led to anything,”

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