A Serbian man looking for love has sent a staggering 5,000 messages to women on the social network site without a single positive reply. “I got only 15 responses and they were all negative. All 15 politely refused to be my girlfriend, while the rest of them simply ignored me. When someone ignores you that is the worst thing of all,” said 34-year-old Predrag Jovanovic.
He insists his cyberspace quest for romance will continue because he has “little other choice”.
He went on: “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. “Facebook seemed the perfect way to try to sell myself to these girls. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out as I planned.”
Predrag lives in a small village outside the capital Belgrade. “There are no free single girls there,” he moaned, “only married women and grandmothers.”
“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.
“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.”