BEVERLY HILLS—A Beverly Hills dad purchased a $900, full-page newspaper dating ad for his 48-year-old son and published it on his behalf, without his consent.
Baron Brooks from Salt Lake City was featured in a newspaper dating ad that his father wrote and had published in the North Idaho newspaper, Coeur d’Alene Press, for almost $1,000.
The ad is titled, “Looking For A Wife,” and indicates qualities of “musts” that potential bachelorettes must possess, ranging from age to political affiliation.
Brooks, a businessman and owner of two health food stores, told the Spokesman-Review, who was the first to break the news, that he was entirely unaware of the ad’s publication, stating, “My father did this without my consent. I can’t even describe to you how embarrassing and ridiculous this is.” Brooks added, “He just does this crap. … If I shared some of the stories, you wouldn’t believe it. He just does weird stuff, and nobody knows why.”
The ad reads, “You will probably be between the ages of 34-38 but that can be flexible. You will be attractive being height and weight proportional. Ideally, you will have no children from previous marriages but that is also flexible.”
The advertisement emphasizes that politics are non-negotiable – “You must be politically conservative. This is very important to me. If you voted for Obama or plan to vote for Hillary you are not for me.”
When asked why his father chose to buy an ad in a small daily newspaper in Idaho, Brooks said his father recently vacationed in Coeur d’Alene and may have been drawn to the area’s conservative politics.
Brooks said that his 78-year-old father, Arthur Brooks, from Beverly Hills, has been ill and longing for a grandchild.
“Ever since he went into congestive heart failure he’s done some really kooky stuff,” he said. “And this one takes the cake,” Brooks told the Spokesman-Review.
“What am I supposed to do? He already did it,” Brooks told the Spokesman-Review, adding, “No sense in defusing a bomb once it’s already gone off.”
The advertisement states, “I have asked my father to screen people for me,” and notes that interviews will transpire on Saturday, June 25, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, requesting that potential bachelorettes bring a short one-page description, background and a current photo.