They say that faint heart never won fair lady but one Serbian man is taking the search for love to a whole new level.
According to The Huffington Post, Predrag Jovanovic sent 5,000 messages to women on social networking site Facebook in an attempt to meet a partner but has not received a single positive reply. The 34-year-old got just 15 responses and while they were all negative, he said that “when someone ignores you that is the worst thing of all”.
While it may seem like an unusual tactic, Jovanovic says he has “little other choice” but to search for a woman online as he lives in a small village outside of Belgrade, where there are “only married women and grandmothers”.
“It is so very hard to meet women face to face these days. Those who go to bars or clubs are usually attached, those you meet perhaps by chance in the street don’t want to know because they paint you as a weirdo if you try to talk to them,” he said.
“Facebook seemed the perfect way to try to sell myself to these girls. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out as I planned.”
Despite his lack of success so far, the unlucky-in-love man says he will continue to search for his true love.
“I am a bit shy in first communication so I thought the social network might help me to pass that initial period. All I am asking is for someone to take a chance on me, meet up and we take it from there. I know I risk getting into the record books as the biggest Facebook romantic flop of all time but it is worth the risk,” he revealed.
“I do it all to have a woman by my side who I can love and call my own. I don’t set out to fail: I want to succeed. I am sure I will find a sympathetic soul one day.”