Lottery winner set to spend Valentine's Day alone after $77,000 boyfriend offer fails
With Valentine's Day fast approaching, it's becoming easier and easier to tell the relationship status of just about anyone based on how they're acting. I mean, I'm no Sherlock Holmes, but if someone seems especially keen about this coming Thursday, they're probably planning on taking out a special someone for a date. On the other hand, if they're moping around complaining that February 14th is just a meaningless Hallmark holiday, you can probably make a safe bet on them being single.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with being single (in fact, many folks prefer the solo lifestyle), but some people just can't handle it.
Jane Park, who became the UK's youngest lottery winner back when she was 17, recently put out a request on social media for a boyfriend. According to a friend, she was "willing to pay the right price for someone loyal," and had promised a hefty £60,000 ($77,000) a year for anyone who was willing to be her boyf.
Unfortunately, nobody has taken up the offer in time for Valentine's Day.
"Don’t know why no ones [sic] asked for my address yet ??? I’m expecting a few valentine cards," she joked yesterday on Twitter, implying that her cash incentive had not been successful.
10,000 people had actually applied to be Park's other half, and she had started seeing someone shortly afterwards. Unfortunately, he was caught kissing another woman behind her back, and she was left heartbroken once again.
"Jane is amazing and has so much to give but she has found herself alone again as since she won, she’s had terrible luck," a friend said. "She’s never sure whether she is being loved for herself or for her bank balance. So she would rather have the arrangement out in the open."
The young millionaire made headlines recently after claiming that winning the lottery at such a young age had "ruined her life".
"At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life," she told The Mirror. "I thought it would make it ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse."
In fact, she said, her life would have been better if she'd never picked the winning numbers in the first place.
"I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won.’ People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle, I wish I had her money.’ But they don’t realise the extent of my stress. I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?"
When asked whether she would give up her winnings, though, she laughed and said, "nah".
A few people did actually respond to her thinly-veiled plea for a Valentine's bae, however, so maybe being loaded isn't all bad:
Whether or not they're Park's type remains to be seen, though.
At the time of writing, it doesn't appear that she has responded to anyone's offer of a Valentine's date - though, to be fair, none of them really put in much effort. With that in mind, I've got my own proposal for Park:
Roses are red, violets are blue, I might be a lass, but (for $77,000) I guess I'd date you.
So, whaddya say, Jane? Pick me up around 8ish? Dinner's on me.