Whether it's an owl trapped in a Ford or a stripper truck in Tampa, the Sunshine State that is Florida never ceases to amaze us. And this time it's given us what could very well be the most overt way a car has ever been used to pick up chicks.

The bizarre story involves a BMW 6 Series and a single man looking for love in all the right places, the wrong places and every highway in between. According to a report from ABC News (which you can view below), 38-year-old Russian immigrant Alexander Gorbunov posted a sign in the back window of his drop-top Bimmer that says "Looking For A Wife," accompanied by his phone number.

"I have received over 500 text messages, my cellphone has died!" the Gurbunov told ABC. "I've received 250 calls in one day so far, from France, from the Caribbean, from Jamaica, from Brazil, Switzerland, maybe Finland too." Gorbunov claims he screens out women he thinks might be too materialistic. "Sometimes uh, girls text me, 'Hi, nice car.' First, 'nice car.' I feel this lady not for me. First question about car, where you live? Ok, thank you. Bye bye."

What's remarkable about Gorbunov's tactics is that, according to Yahoo! News, it's worked before. He fitted a sign to the back of a Hummer H2 advertising on behalf of his uncle, which eventually found a match. He also tried a similar tactic when he lived in Russia, although the number of responses was considerably lower.


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      TurboZ
      • 1 Year Ago
      ...its good thing hes a mechanic, that 645 loves mechanics
      ponycargt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Either he isn't playing with a full deck, or he is being disingenuous. His purported screening process is seriously flawed; if he really wanted a girl with a heart of gold, wouldn't he put the sign on a beat up old Ford Pinto? My bet is he just wants a hot, materialistic chick to notice him but he tells news crews otherwise so he doesn't seem like a jerk.
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ponycargt
        .....and in Florida, particularly south Florida, there are a lot of materialistic women there. I used to live there, so I've seen it first hand.
      REMUSRM
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMW= Be My Wife, sadly the wife will go as fast as the lease on it ends, and the gifts/payments stop. He would be better off hirring a hooker..
      jcar302
      • 1 Year Ago
      If he had an m5, maybe even an m3 he could advertise for a wife. But with a 6 series vert, he's more likely to find a husband.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      J
      • 1 Year Ago
      He puts a message looking for a wife on his BMW 6 series and then screens out materialistic women? LOL!! That's rich!
      Spartan
      • 1 Year Ago
      He should marry a mechanic, because I'm sure he frequents one enough, so he might as well make it official.
      The Law
      • 1 Year Ago
      The dating scene in Florida must be horrible, his bad English skills doesn't help either. No one wants to date a man who speaks gibberish.
      Jasonn
      • 1 Year Ago
      He should put that sign on a '95 Civic if he wants to weed out all the gold diggers :P
        Slizzo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jasonn
        Nah nah nah. Got to go the Rutledge Wood route, Civic WAGON...
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 1 Year Ago
      So he's a mechanic driving a BMW 645 and acts surprised when women find out he's a mechanic? Maybe an educated, professional woman with a busy schedule sees this and thinks he is the same, too busy to meet someone then finds out he's a mechanic. Worst screening process ever. Of course after failing online and having this sign in his car for a year one has to assume this one is damaged goods.
        rcavaretti
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Timothy Tibbetts
        Read the story. He's doing this to WEED OUT the materialistic gold diggers.
      machineman
      • 1 Year Ago
      maybe he borrowed the car from George Zimmerman, the car is black and it's "HOOD-ie" is up
      Rochester
      • 1 Year Ago
      You think someone with a 6-Series Vert could go to Kinkos and have a decent sign printed, rather than that childish bit of after-thought.
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