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British-Pakistani man puts up billboards in UK to find a wife

The 29-year-old man can be seen smiling on the billboard message with a message, "Save me from an arranged marriage.” The billboard also has a link to his website. He belongs to London but calls Birmingham his second home.

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A UK-based, British-Pakistani man has taken to the billboards to find himself a wife. A man named, Muhammad Malik, has created a website called ‘Findmalikawife.com’ and has brought advertising hoardings across Birmingham with a message to help him find a wife.

The 29-year-old man can be seen smiling on the billboard message with a message, “Save me from an arranged marriage.” The billboard also has a link to his website. He belongs to London but calls Birmingham his second home.

Malik says he is not against arrange marriage but first wants to find his life partner himself. “I just haven’t found the right girl yet. It’s tough out there. I had to get a billboard to get seen!” he clarifies on his website.

The man has even described what he looks for in his partner. ? “My ideal partner would be a Muslim woman in her 20s, who’s striving to better her deen,” he writes. “I’m open to any ethnicity but I’ve got a loud Punjabi family – so you’d need to keep with the bants.”

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Malik says he has received hundreds of messages since he has put up the billboard. “I haven’t had the time to look through yet,” he told BBC. “I need to set some time aside – I hadn’t thought this part through,” he added further.

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Malik says he has tried other methods before putting up the billboards. “I’m Pakistani desi,” he said to BBC, “so the first thing we’re told about is the power of the aunties” – but that did not spell any success for the London-based entrepreneur. He also tried dating apps and a few dating events, before a friend suggested that he should advertise himself.

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“I’m creative and love doing the most random and absurd things,” he said. Malik says the billboard will be up till January 14th.