Tuesday, May 27, 2008
He'll Pay $5,000 for a Wife?
WELLS, Maine — Are you a female between the ages of 23 and 43, an outdoor type with a sense of humor, and looking for love? And, oh yes, could you use $5,000?
Charles Haeberle could be looking for you.
The 39-year-old Key West, Fla., transplant has been in Maine for six years, hoping to meet Ms. Right.
"I dated a few girls here and there. They were very nice, but they weren't the girl. I'm just searching for what everyone's searching for — a girl I can spend the rest of my life with."
Now he's ready to put his money where is heart is. Haeberle, a Wells resident and general manager of the Lodge at Kennebunk, took out an ad last week in the York Weekly offering $5,000 to the woman he marries.
So far, the York Weekly ad has generated only four responses. He also put the ad on www.craigslist.org, and is having more success there, although "we're just in the e-mail stage now."
He said if this latest effort doesn't work, he'll probably leave Maine.
(story from seacoastonline.com)