'Save me from an arranged marriage': UK man advertises himself on billboards to find a wife

Published 06 Jan, 2022 03:10pm

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'It's tough out there. I had to get a billboard to get seen,' says Muhammad Malik on his website, findmalikawife.com.

Photo: Muhammad Malik/Instagram
Photo: Muhammad Malik/Instagram

It can be brutal out there when it comes to searching for a partner and most desi kids have the threat of an arranged marriage looming over their heads if they can't find someone but one man's attempts to save himself from that fate has us and the rest of the internet chuckling. Muhammad Malik, 29, literally put himself out there — on billboards, no less — to save himself from an arranged marriage.

The Londoner put up signs around the UK city of Birmingham that read "Save me from an arranged marriage" and added a link to his website findmalikawife.com for potential suitors to get more information on what he's looking for in a companion.

"Huge thanks to anyone who’s messaged in support or has actually applied to be my wife, I see you don’t worry!! I’ve been overwhelmed with all the messages but I love it, pls keep them coming, I’ll get back to you as soon as I can inshallah," he captioned an Instagram picture of him standing in front of his billboard.

In a video on the website, he introduced himself as an entrepreneur and foodie who's religious and is looking for "someone who's working on her Deen". He said he's okay with any ethnicity but since he comes from a loud, Punjabi family, "the banter has to be 100."

He added a form on the site for whoever is interested, along with his social media handles for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, which were flooded after his antics went viral. He has received a sea of responses for which his friends are making spreadsheets, according to Birmingham Live, to sort through them.

In the FAQs section on his website, he clarifies that he's not against arranged marriages but just wants to "try and find someone on my own first."

"I just haven't found the right girl yet. It's tough out there. I had to get a billboard to get seen," he explained.

Despite how funny his antics may seem to the public, they seem to have helped him find several candidates. Whatever works, we guess.