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This Ontario Man Got 400 Responses After Putting Up A Sign Looking For A New Girlfriend

"New G-Friend Needed"

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Peter Gould doesn't like bars or online dating, so when his last relationship ended he decided to go another route. He put up a sign next to his house that advertised he was looking for a new girlfriend.

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Gould told BuzzFeed Canada it started as a $20 bet with a friend, who told him he'd easily get six or more people contacting him for a date. He doubted it, but he still went along with the wager.

After CTV did a news segment about his quest for love, though, Gould says he's been inundated with hundreds of messages.

“I can’t keep up with these emails," he said. "People want to go out and I’m trying to narrow it down to 10 dates. There’s probably about 400 that want to go out on dates, and I’m definitely not going on 400 dates, I’ll tell you that much.”

Gould has already been on two dates and has three more lined up. "I'm looking for a simple type of lady — kind of country, redneck kind of girl, likes blue jeans and T-shirts," he said. "Enjoys having an odd beer after work here and there, just sitting around relaxing.”

Peter Gould

The 46-year-old's last relationship ended about three months ago after more than a year together. He's looking for someone close to him in age who likes bonfires in the summer, camping, and hanging out in the "man cave" in his garage.

“Finding someone that doesn’t smoke weed is one of my requirements, and that’s pretty hard to do nowadays," he added.

Gould said he's considering changing his phone number due to the sheer number of calls and messages he's gotten. He said he has enough suitors to start "a TV show called The Redneck Bachelor" if he wanted.

Peter Gould

“It’s crazy. It was worth a try, but it’s well out of hand," Gould said. "This whole thing is totally out of hand.”

Gould, who owns a home renovation business, has a house, a car, and a motorcycle.

“My life is good," he said. "I’m just trying to find that woman that’ll put up with some bullshit from me.”

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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