A bachelor who used billboards to promote his wife has described his ideal first date and set out a schedule for finding “the right one”.
Muhammad Malik, 29, set up a website and advertised on the A34 near the Perry Barr Greyhound Track, Golden Hillock Road and Hockley Circus with the joking slogan, “Save me from an arranged marriage.”
The entrepreneur also used billboards in London and has received over 1,000 applications from potential matches.
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In conversation with The magazine Timeout, he set his schedule for finding a wife.
“There is definitely no time frame. For me, it was a bit tongue-in-cheek that ‘2022 is the year’, but it doesn’t have to be,” he said.
“I firmly believe in predestination, that things are written, and I have nothing to worry about. I think it’s really important to have that real connection with someone because we’re trying to leave a legacy.”
Muhammad, who hails from West London but calls Brum “a home away from home”, also described his ideal first date.
“It might be a bit of a culture shock for people, but for me it would be to meet in an environment where not only we but also family members are close by,” he said.
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“That’s the Islamic way of doing it – there’s always someone there to accompany you. That would be perfect. And of course I’m open to anything, it could be mini-golf or just staying at home, literally.”
His background as a chartered accountant stands him in good stead as he uses spreadsheets to sort through the applications.
He said the best part of the experience was being able to talk about yourself as a person of faith and to talk about the importance of marriage.
While the negative element has to do with fame.
He added: “You feel like you’re being given all this credit, but you don’t feel like you deserve it.
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