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He'll Pay $5,000 for a Wife: Man Places Ad in Newspaper

Meet Charles Haeberle, a 39-year-old general manager and resident at the Lodge at Kennebunk in Maine. He's ready to get married, and prepared to give $5,000 to the mercenary woman prostitute who's ready to take him up on his offer. (Well, actually, he will pay in installments: $400 after the fourth successful date, $1,100 at the engagement, and $3,500 at the wedding). He doesn't go to bars, couldn't meet any women at church, and got no replies after he wrote a poem, put it in a bottle and threw it into the ocean. So, the logical next step, of course, was an ad in Craigslist. Good luck, Chuck! You're gonna need it. Click here to read about the world's last true romantic.

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I agree -- I highly doubt he's 39. He's only paying 5k for a wife?? My engagement ring alone cost more than that! I'm kidding (well, not about my engagement ring, but the rest). :)
rivekkah rivekkah 7 years
eep!
rivekkah rivekkah 7 years
eep!
chiquita29 chiquita29 7 years
I feel sorry for him. No way he's 39 though.
onabanana onabanana 7 years
"mercenary woman/ prostitute" that's rather judgmental.
misslarue misslarue 7 years
Yeah, this is a great way to meet quality women. (I'd insert the rolling eye smiley but I don't know how.)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
39? um, maybe 10 years ago.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
39? um, maybe 10 years ago.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
OMG! This must be a joke....please tell me it is a joke! AND there is no way he is 39...
Beauty Beauty 7 years
The Lodge? The Black Lodge? Oh my gosh, it's BOB from Twin Peaks!
meah8 meah8 7 years
let's try that again, shall we...:bananana:phew...
meah8 meah8 7 years
let's try that again, shall we... :bananana: phew...
meah8 meah8 7 years
Poor guy! He's got to be lying about the age thing though! The decor looks like mom's touch, sans the neon sign. There are a lot of red flags here ladies. Hey, he should just try the the banana man dance :banana: J/K
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 7 years
Good question, j2e1n9. He lives at the Lodge, too. So the sign either says "Lodge at Kennebunk" or "I will pay you $5,000 to marry me." ;)
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
It looks like he has a neon sign in his front window there...why? I wonder what his age requirements are... I would imagine it is because he isnt that attractive, at least not to me.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I wonder why he can't find anyone? Is it a compatability issue? Is it that he's too picky? I'd love to know why, I mean just looking at him he's a decent looking guy, he has a stable job... man I'm really curious.
urchin7980 urchin7980 7 years
LOL....that is soooo funny
urchin7980 urchin7980 7 years
LOL....that is soooo funny
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
he's 39? i think he is fibbing.
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