By Abdulla Gaafarelkhalifa
On New Year's Day, Muhammed Malik, a 29-year-old British bachelor, had billboard ads put up for his campaign of love. The billboards read “Save me from an arranged marriage” with a link to his website, www.findmalikawife.com.
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Upon visiting the site, the first thing you'll find is the YouTube video below. As of the writing of this article, he has had around 5,000 views since posting the video two days ago.
In the video, after introducing himself as a religious Punjabi-Muslim man who is an entrepreneur and foodie, he asks women to fill out a form on his website if they’re interested.
Malik is originally from London but has come to find Birmingham to be his second home due to the “top quality food spots and incredible mosques”, according to the Daily Mail.
When being asked about his approach to finding a partner, he responds “I'm a creative, love doing the most random and absurd - but 100 percent halal of course - things.” He adds “Traditional methods such as 'Rishta aunties' (matchmakers) didn't work for me, so thought why not take it to the billboards!”
On his site, he says he's looking for “a Muslim woman in her 20s, who's striving to better her deen (faith).” He adds “I'm open to any ethnicity but I've got a loud Punjabi family - so you'd need to keep with the bants.” As a side note, he added “I'm an only child and look after my mom and dad. If this is a deal-breaker I don't think it'll work out.”
The billboards were set up in Birmingham, Manchester, and London and will be on display until January 14. According to the Daily Mail, Muhammed said that he’s “received offers from over 100 women”.