This is either the easiest or hardest way to make $10,000.
The subject's name is Ren Lu You. He's a man willing to shell out $10,000 to the person who can find him a girlfriend.
After finishing up grad school in Boston, Ren Lu You moved to Birmingham to pursue a career in finance.
Like any of us in a new town, he started playing the field in order to find some companionship.
But after a string of terrible dates, Ren started to think shotgun dating wasn't the best way to find a long-lasting relationship.
The 29-year-old DC native works 12 hour days, and that severely limits the amount of free time he has. Why should he spend that time going on first dates with girls he might not have that much in common with?
That's when Ren had his eureka moment and decided, instead of sifting through girls himself, he could outsource his quest by starting a website where people submit eligible women in the hopes of receiving a $10,000 cash prize.
He told BuzzFeed News,
DateRen.com features a full bio and list of things he likes and things he is looking for in a mate. The site has been up for about a week, and according to Ren, it already received a ton of submissions.
The only other real rule is, in order to collect the money, Ren has to date the girl for at least six months, since as hard as it is to describe what love is, it's easy to put a number on it, and that number is six months.
He claims at least half of the submissions he received are from people who either are submitting themselves and are, thus, ineligible for the cash or from people who said they weren't interested in the payout.
Ren says he went on some decent dates since the site has been up, and he has a few more scheduled in the upcoming weeks.
So, if you know a girl in Birmingham who likes “The Shawshank Redemption,” tennis and “short, abrupt sentences, followed by longer ones with multiple commas," then you should consider making a quick buck by sending them Ren's way.
Hollywood better jump on this train; this is one quirky best friend and an overworked single mom away from becoming a pretty decent Judd Apatow movie.