When we last spoke to Dan Perino about his East Village fliering blitz, he told us he still hadn’t found “the one.” So we decided to help him out* by inviting him down to our Bedford + Bowery Bazaar for a few rounds of speed dating. We gave attendees a chance to get to know the one and only “Looking for a Girlfriend” guy — and lo and behold, some of them jumped on it. In fact, one potential paramour even made plans for a second date (alas, she later canceled). Watch our video to see how it went — and look for the guy from Holland Helado butting into one of Perino’s tête-à-têtes to worship at his altar.
*Orrrr, to put it another way: we tried to ride the coattails of a viralsensation by hiring him to appear at our promotional event. Hey, at least we didn’t have him put up fliers.
When we announced that Dan “Looking For a Girlfriend” Perino would be speed dating at our Bedford + Bowery Bazaar, a “Concerned EVer” commented, “This person has made such an ass of himself in the EV that I cannot imagine ANYONE actually being interested in him.” Either that commenter has access to a Sharpie or others feel the same way, because here, above, is what someone has done with at least two flyers announcing Perino’s new Indiegogo campaign. More →
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the infamous “Looking For a Girlfriend” flyer warped into an ad, but who cares: this wacky version by the peeps at Fair Folks & a Goat totally succeeded in getting our attention and alerting us to the launch of their East Village coffee bar. More →
As for the real Dan Perino, who has started adding a personal website to his fliers, he joined Facebook earlier this month and is now posting his media appearances along with updates on his lurve life. Last week on PIX 11, he said he’d posted 15,000 fliers and gone on 65 dates.
Months after we spoke to Dan “Looking For a Girlfriend” Perino about the flyers he threw up around the East Village, they’re still everywhere. We take it the lampost lothario still hasn’t found that girlfriend, but that hasn’t stopped the above Don Juan from putting up these hilarious “Also Looking for a Girlfriend” flyers in Williamsburg. Dude has copped Perino’s exact steez — except he specifies that, in addition to being an artist, he’s a game designer looking for a “gamer chick” who likes burgers (vegans need not apply).