Wife wanted: Dad places spouse-needed ad in Idaho newspaper

    This was the ad placed in the Coeur d'Alene Press on Saturday. Baron Brooks stated he did not place it, but his father did instead. Now, he's letting his dad proceed to interview women who could be suitable life partners. Photo courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Press.

    COEUR d'ALENE, ID. -- A Salt Lake City businessman is taking applications for a partner, not for business, but for life.

    Baron Brooks, 48, says his father placed the ad "Looking for a Wife" in a North Idaho newspaper Saturday without his knowledge. The ad invites women to interview to be Brooks' wife.

    The ad gives a brief description of Brooks, including a photo with the disclaimer, "I look just like my picture, except I now have grey hair." The "About You" section states applicants "Will be attractive being height and weight proportional." It also goes on to say that applicants should be prepared to have children with Brooks and also be a stay-at- home mom.

    Brooks quickly learned his father was behind the $900 ad placed in the Coeur d'Alene Press. He told The Spokesman-Review this week he was shocked when he saw it, but also said, "It's worth a shot. Can't hurt."

    Brooks decided to let his father, 78-year old Arthur Brooks of Beverly Hills, Calif., continue interviewing women who meet the requirements for a suitable mate.

    According to the ad, the interviews will take place at The Coeur d'Alene Resort.

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