You gotta hand it to him: Gordon Engle is bold.
The Lake Norman man spent $5,000 on a billboard ad on Interstate 77 in north Charlotte, advertising his desire to date. According to WCNC's Dianne Gallagher:
The billboard is simply a photo of Engle playing the guitar with the words "...I'm Gordy. Let's have dinner." A website is listed below it.
"From the beginning, I thought it was a great idea," said friend Jeff Charles. "It's a 'Gordon idea,' and I want to do everything I can to help him."
Interested ladies can visit the website, http://www.helpgordyfindlove.com/, or read the full story here.
Drivers passing through Lake Norman may have a quicker commute - at the expense of losing one of the city's tourist attractions.
Women who flash their breasts have congregated by the causeway over the lake for years, providing truck drivers with a welcomed distraction, according to Lake Norman News. But the distraction - coupled with rubberneckers vying for a view of the pretty scenery (sans boobs ) - causes traffic to increase on I-77 during the spring and summer.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has come up with a solution:
"We've been working with the Lake Norman Marine Commission to install buoys in the lake around the causeway, which state that boats cannot stop and anchor between the buoys and the causeway," said Timothy Kirk, operations engineer for DOT. "This was done to prevent boats close to the causeway from creating opportunities for drivers on I-77 to rubberneck and take their attention away from the roadway."
It began, as most things do, with a conversation.
Shanelle Grimes was talking with a male friend about her love life when she realized she didn't have much of one. Neither did some of her friends.
"I was like, 'I'm getting older, I feel like everyone else is getting older with me, and I'm not getting married,'" she said. "What's going on?"
Her desire turned into an idea - a speed-dating event - but it fell by the wayside. She brought up the idea again, this time to some female coworkers.
Chocolate is nice, diamonds better, but to some, a divorce is undoubtedly the best present to give on Valentines Day.
Michigan attorney Walter H. Bentley III is hosting a contest that will award a divorce to a man or woman who tells "the most compelling and convincing story." Examples he cites veer from the practical to the cruel-hearted.
From match.com to Facebook flirting, falling in love through technology is no new gig. But what if you could pick up your phone, dial a number, and grow closer to finding your soulmate?
Author and life coach Tara Richter will offer tips to find Mr. or Mrs. Right via a teleseminar tomorrow from 8:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Discussion points include: 10 rules to find Mr. or Mrs. Right, tips to navigate Internet dating, how to build self-esteem, and how to research your potential date.
To sign up, click here.
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