Robert Darling Panhandles for a Wife
They say beggars can't be choosers, but one man refuses to accept the age old wisdom. Robert Darling commutes to Manhattan from his New Jersey apartment twice a week to look for a bride, but he won't marry just anyone; his future wife has to be loaded. He dons a cardboard sign that reads, "Hi friends, I'm looking for a wealthy lady to be my wife."
The lonely man has been traveling to the city for nearly a decade looking for love, but he hasn't given up hope. He told WSJ, "The odds may not be great, but they might be better than any other way."
Darling is looking for an eligible bachelorette with a net-worth of at least $750,000, but he insists that he isn't just in it for the money. He turned down one woman's marriage proposal, because she only wanted a green card. "I'm not here to get someone a green card. I'm here to get a wife," he says. He is even willing to lower his financial requirements for the right woman as long as she is "very well off".
He's looking for a woman who can make him laugh and who enjoys Genesis. Ladies, if you're interested and you fit that description, we encourage you to seek out Mr. Darling. He usually hangs around the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbus Circle or Wall Street.
Mr. Darling, we wish you the best of luck and hope that you find love some day.
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