On Craigslist, one New Yorker looked for a clever way to make sure his wife could attend weekend events without him being there.
Popular nightlife producer Terence Edgerson shared a Craigslist ad on Instagram from a man looking for someone to accompany his wife on weekend outings so he could “get some rest.” Edgerson shared a screenshot of the advertisement for “Looking for Gay man to take wife out to party (Chelsea),” which appears to have since been taken down from the website. Edgerson is also known online as NY Social Bee.
Craigslist was contacted to confirm the post, but a response was delayed.
“My wife is great but she always wants to go out. Especially to Brooklyn electronic music events,” the post begins “Unfortunately, I’m unable to keep up with her. I’m not disabled or anything. I just need someone who can chaperone her to these events as a friend so I can get some rest.”
The husband continued the listing by stating, “Ideally, you’re into this type of music, you like to party, and are probably in your late 20’s to 30’s. She’s 30.”
The husband offered to pay the admission fee for any event that would occur “most likely on a Friday or Saturday,” in addition to setting an hourly rate.
“If you’re interested, please respond with a brief description about yourself. Thanks,” the post concluded.
Edgerson, a Brooklyn resident, told over the phone that he first read the original post after a friend forwarded it to him and that, as an event producer himself, he found it hilarious.
“I host parties for different people… and so I was reading it and I was cracking up thinking, ‘Oh my god, this is me, someone gay to take out my wife,'” he explained.
On September 14, he made the decision to share the post with his more than 10,000 followers. Since then, it has received over 2,000 likes and close to 200 comments. Although it appears that the original post is no longer available for direct user responses, several people in the Instagram comment section shared their opinions and unofficial applications for the position.
“The way I’d take little miss thang out for a good time we’d be out from 9p-6am,” one Instagram user wrote.