Man places ad for 'Girlfriend' on Google – gets 5 girls at once

By Andrew Miller

Google’s Ad Words service is a tool used for displaying adverts based on the keyword one enters into the Google search engine. For example typing in “sushi” would yield a selection of sushi-related adverts at the top of your search. The actual price of placing an advert is rather on the reasonable side, and increasingly not just organizations but individuals are jumping on the band wagon.

For an individual wishing to use the service, perhaps the most typical course of action would be to post information about an item you were selling or looking to buy. However when it comes to technology, there will always be unintended methods of use that have up until now eluded even the most creative of minds.

Let me introduce you to a young Japanese man who found a rather obscure use for the Google Ad Words tool by placing an advert for, wait for it … a girlfriend.

The pure ingenuity and audacity of all of this has created quite a stir on the net and has undoubtedly left many like-minded single men out there considerably jealous.

The advert was first placed two months after the man — a fourth year university student — broke up with his girlfriend. After parting from the love of his life, his lifestyle gradually slipped into a state of seediness; when he wasn’t developing apps of skimpily-dressed Japanese girl groups, he was creating adult porno sites. When it comes to drowning your sorrows after a big split, some of us go for a beer with our mates, others for a walk or a drive; so the breakup for this young fellow must have hit rather hard!

There came a time during all of this when he looked back and realized that his last girlfriend’s positive influence had made him the man of integrity he’d been until then. Without the fairer sex in his life, he began to worry that he was doomed to a life of gloom and loneliness.

“My last girlfriend kept me straight and upright, someone who can be proud to call themselves a member of society!” he sighed. ”If only there were some way to get myself a new girl.”

In desperation he turned to Google and performed a search for “I’m looking for a girlfriend.” His search yielded a site about a similar guy who, for the heck of it, used Google’s advertising service AdWords to make a fake advertisement for a girlfriend. While this ad may have been created as something of a joke, the university student thought it was actually a pretty solid idea.

Putting the revenue yields from his adult site to good use, he settled the Google Ad Words advertisement fee and placed the ad. “I’m looking for a girlfriend.”

His ad was written in the style of someone recruiting for a job position:

“I’m looking for a girlfriend: Age and occupation are irrelevant. Nature of job position: love. No experience necessary.”

Detailing all of this on his blog, he was met with overwhelming response and attracted a following that perhaps even he hadn’t anticipated. Soon after, the lucky guy received no fewer than five offers from women looking for a partner.

Suddenly a hit with the ladies, you’d think that all the attention would go to this super stud’s head, but no not this fellow. When deciding who to date, he operated on a "first come first served" basis, giving priority to the girl who responded to his ad first.

After reading her reply, he couldn’t help but feel a little suspicious, but later admitted that after meeting face to face, he was ”pleasantly surprised that standing in front of me was a cute woman a little older than myself.” It seems that pursuing it this far paid off. The pair spent an evening at a restaurant where they got to know eachother over a nabe, or Japanese hot-pot.

The developments of this love romance are, at the time of this writing, still in progress and are being updated by the lucky man on his blog as they unfold. It seems that many avid followers are keeping their eyes glued as to just how things will turn out!

So just how much did this man pay for what is arguably a priceless shot at finding true love?

A one-time advertising fee of 2,500 yen is all that was required! What’s more is that the service that the lucky young man used was a Google Ad Words promotion campaign where 10,000 yen’s worth of advertisement fees were thrown in free of charge — not bad when you think about the large sums that dating sites charge for utilizing their service.

Source: IT Media

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an internet love story? Sounds like the new decade's Densha Otoko, aka Train Man.

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my thoughts exactly. AdWords-Otoko.

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Remember, on the internet, they don't know if you're a dog.

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Wasn't that in the movie "Audition"?

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Good for him!

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The headline is a bit confusing. He only got five offers whereas I was led to believe he had five girls at the same time, which is something I have never done. I suppose five girls at the same time is something that only happens if you are in the type of film he used to watch.

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So long as no relationship is yet exclusive, he can date as many girls as he wants at the same time, trying to get to know each of them while playing the field.

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google better capitalise on this... unless that is what they just did

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