A newly single Sheffield man on the hunt for some ‘no strings attached’ fun was given the cold shoulder by users of parenting website Mumsnet.
The local lothario, who described himself as 6ft, athletic and well-endowed, asked ‘bored’ women to inbox him.
Within minutes of posting his ‘romantic’ request, the 35-year-old was bombarded with hundreds of replies - mostly from women ridiculing him.
The post, which appeared on Tuesday afternoon under the pseudonym ‘sheffieldguy’, read: “I wonder if this gets tried a lot? Or am I the first guy to think of this angle? This will probably get deleted in minutes, but hey, I’ve got a day off with not much else to do. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, as they say.
“So, I’m 35, 6ft, athletic, well-endowed and recently single. I’m not looking for a relationship, just some NSA (no strings attached) fun. Not into one-night stand. I’d rather click with someone a bit and have repeated fun whenever convenient for both of us.
“Very open minded and quite kinky, but just as happy to have a more “regular” intimate encounter as well.
“So if you’re bored sexually at home, or not getting any at all... drop me a private message. I’m happy to travel up to an hour or so from Sheffield.”
Mumsnet users were quick to reply both on the website and on social networking site Twitter.
One tweeted: “Bless his cotton socks. Don’t we all know a guy like that? Thinks he’s God’s gift to women.”
Another wrote: “What an old romantic!”
While another added: “Have to admire that level of optimism!!”
The message was later removed from Mumsnet and replaced with a post containing a limerick, also poking fun at the wannabe Romeo.
It read: “There once came from Sheffield this guy, who gave the Mumsnetters the eye.
They weren’t all that keen, ‘cos he wasn’t Sean Bean, and the size of his k*** was a lie.”