A father who came on holiday with his wife and three grown sons in New Zealand won the hearts of the nation with a surprising appeal in the national newspaper New Zealand Herald. In a call he called ‘kiwi daughters’ to date with his sons. “We hope that we can introduce our sons to nice New Zealand daughters. In the worst case, we embarrass our sons, but to be truth is, we do find some enjoyment in that…”
Last month, a cute invitation appeared in the New Zealand Herald of a worried father: “We are from the US (Oregon) and visit your beautiful country later this month. My wife and I have three fantastic, successful, handsome but unfortunately unmarried sons in the age of 28-32 years”, wrote the man. “We do not expect anything, but hope that we can introduce our sons to nice New Zealand daughters. In the worst case, we embarrass our sons, but to be truth is, we do find some enjoyment in that…”
In closing, the man, Neil, gave his e-mail address, where interested ladies could mail to make a date with one of the sons. The call was answered massively: Neil received more than six hundred responses from New Zealand women who wanted to go on a date with a tough American. Others thought it would be nice to take the whole family in tow and show them ‘their’ New Zealand.
“Several dates had”
Meanwhile, the holiday is over and the family is back in the States, but the unusual call has brought the family far more than they could have foreseen. Youngest son Benjamin tells the New Zealand Herald that he and his brothers Jeremy and Matthew all had different dates during their stay in the country in late December and early January.
“New Zealand women are very intelligent and friendly, we like their accent very much and everyone we met was nice. I think we keep in touch with the people we met and we want to come back: it is a beautiful country,” says the youngest son, who admits that when he and his brothers heard about their father’s plans, they just got the shame on the jaws. “But in the end, it was a very nice way to get in touch with people. Two weeks is a short time to get madly in love, but Matthew did get to know someone: hopefully that will be something…”
In any case, Father Neil is willing to draw his wallet to have Matthew return to New Zealand one more time to give the earliest love of his eldest son a chance, he says on the radio. “Absolutely, that’s what it was about!”