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NYC Man Takes Unorthodox Approach To Finding True Love

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- You can try the bar or maybe online but anyway you do it, finding the right person can be difficult.

So one New Yorker is trying something different, using an unconventional method of looking for love, CBS 2's Tracee Carrasco reported Friday.

Dan Perino is on a mission. He's looking for a girlfriend in a non-traditional way, plastering posters all over Manhattan.

"I'm not desperate. This is a better way to meet women. I want to find a more meaningful relationship," Perino said.

Sick of the singles scene, the 50-year-old is taking his search seriously. He started putting the fliers up and in just hours he said he received more than 100 calls -- some genuinely interested, others thinking it's a joke.

He said he already has one date set up.

"I'm looking for an average woman that likes to do the same things that I do," Perino said.

Perino plans to put up 500 fliers every day for the next 30 days, but some said they are a little skeptical about his approach.

"I'm not looking for nobody. It'll come. True love will find you," said Yusef Elliot of the Lower East Side.

"I think it's kind of weird, and a little scary. I wouldn't date him," one woman added.

But Perino said he remains confident. He said he'll soon be off the market.

"Within a week, I'll have a girlfriend," he said.

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