So you’ve been single for a while. And you’re tired of swiping right, swiping left, your friends setting you up with ‘that cute guy from work’, and all the existing sexual chemistry you had fizzling out.
So what do you do when you just can’t meet anyone organically?
You make your own website, of course.
That’s exactly what Shahan, a 30-year-old IT man from Bristol, did. He created his own site Date Shahan to increases his chances of finding the one after a string of unsuccessful attempts to get on popular dating shows.
The software and coding professional has tried his luck to get on Blind Date, First Dates, and Take Me Out a few times but hasn’t heard back.
Shahan has made his own dating website (Picture: DateShahan.com)‘I was mostly inspired by the Employ Adam website by Adam Pacitti from 2012 where he was looking to find a job,’ Shahan tells Metro.co.uk.
‘As a fellow media graduate, I could feel his frustration, and I loved how his campaign went viral. Years later, and I have received his blessing to do my website.
‘Also, I was pretty much fed up with now what is seen as the “modern” way of trying to date; using apps, having a million to one chance of meeting someone on a night out, etc.
‘And I needed a new way to stand out and show my full personality!’
Sadly, Shahan hasn’t had many hits with his site yet but it is early days he informs us.
The 30-year-old adds that he has also had previous dates and flings that have led nowhere and now has long-term romantic aspirations.
While he relied on TV shows to help him find love in the past, Shahan says that he is now over it.
The details (Picture: DateShahan.com)‘I applied to be on First Date some years ago, but never heard back.
‘And also at around the same time, I got a call back from Blind Date but I said I’d only go on if I was the guy that could choose out of the three single ladies. They didn’t contact me back.
‘And many years ago, I applied for Take Me Out as a laugh, but I never heard back. Not sure if that’s a good thing now.
‘However, I have passed that phase of applying for dating TV shows as I have a better chance of looking for love myself.’
One of the responses he’s received is from a Bristol resident who saw the website and contacted Shahan, saying it was nice to come across someone genuine who also doesn’t like dating apps.
So who knows, maybe that will potentially lead to a bit of romance.
If all this chat of dating has made you curious to check Shahan out, you can gander through his website.
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