Shahan hopes course of true love will run through his website
A FISHPONDS man has launched a website dedicated to finding his true love.
Shahan Miah has received 5,000 hits on www.dateshahan.com since it launched on July 1, but still remains without a date.
“I've had more response from the media than from women,” Shahan said. “My campaign has got a lot of media attention but I'm not looking for publicity - I genuinely want to meet and be with someone.
“I'm aware that 99 per cent of people who see the website will not be eligible or interested. Just because you see a movie trailer doesn't mean you will see the film.”
The website features photos of Shahan and even a humorous video where he puts his case for love forward.
The 30-year-old, who works in technical services, said previous attempts at finding the woman of his dreams had proved fruitless.
“I turned 30 earlier this year and decided to take a break from trying to look for love. I'd tried dating apps, websites and going out on blind dates but with no luck.
“I knew that if I was going to try to find someone again I would have to try something different.”
“I actually contacted him to get his blessing to do my own website and he was fine with it,” Shahan said.
Shahan is looking for someone aged 25-35 who shares his interests in music, sport, film, television and comedy. He also has a penchant for Bristol City FC and Bristol Bears Rugby.
His favourite band is Metallica but he also likes indie, punk and alternative music.
Shahan said he has a lot to offer a woman.
“I can offer humour and potentially romance. I can't say if I'm romantic because I've never really been given the chance. I've always been single on Valentine's Day. I certainly wouldn't use nick-names like Honey or Baby though. I find that too cringeworthy.”
Shahan wouldn't be tied on describing his perfect woman.
“I don't really want to say but I'm looking for someone who shares the same interests as me in music, films and sport.”
He admits he hasn't had many girlfriends in the past: “I have been on dates before but after a while we've realised we're not suited and things have ended amicably.”
Shahan said he may have to resort to more traditional methods of meeting his ideal woman.
“I realise the website isn't the only way I will meet someone. I still want to go out and go to gigs and meet someone in that way.
“Ideally I'd like to meet someone from Bristol but it would be a bonus to meet someone who lives in Fishponds.”
If you would like to go on a date with Shahan, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can keep up to date with his campaign for love by following #DateShahan on social media.