Vashaad Randolph is used to taking care of things by himself. The 28-year-old man from Newark has been successful with his own neon signs business. He is also the single father of a beautiful 4-year-old girl named A’Miyah.
So, when dating apps didn’t help Randolph find true love, he used it as motivation and once again did something out of the ordinary. It turned out to be his largest project by far.
Randolph put an ad on Facebook called “Candidate for the position of friend, wife, and business partner/stepmother.” He was looking for his soulmate.
The man who said, “Entrepreneurship is in my blood” was clear about what he wanted to do with his life.
Vashaad Randolph said, “Family has been on my mind a lot lately, and I’ve been thinking about meeting someone worth the effort who could change their last name and life for good.”
He is not a quiet person, and he made it clear that he wants someone who appreciates him for who he is and what he does.
“In the past, people have tried to treat me and act around me as if I were “normal,” when in fact I’m “rare.” I say that in a humble way,” he wrote.
Randolph said at the end of his post that love is a merger, not a takeover.
“What do I want in a girlfriend? A friend. Like, when we’re all together, we always have a good time. It doesn’t matter if we’re in Egypt or in a box…”
Randolph’s post went viral, with more than 4,000 people sharing it and more than 1,000 people liking it. It had answers from a lot of dreamy suitors from all over the world.
One person said, “At last, a man who isn’t afraid to put himself out there and say what’s on his mind.”
Someone on Facebook said, “This is so sweet. Just being honest and letting people know what he wants and needs.
Another person got right to the point by writing, “Please find my application here.”
Randolph has gone on a few virtual dates since then, including the dating podcast “Love Rants: Meet Your Match,” which is hosted by Stacii Jae Johnson.
Randolph says that “The One” will have to be right for two people while he keeps looking. “I’m keeping my heart and mind open to that person who fits into my life and the life of my daughter.”
Randolph hopes that by clearly describing his ideal partner, he will teach his little girl a good lesson and set a good example for her as she grows up and has her own dreams and goals.
Vashaad Randolph said, “Never be afraid of the criticism that will come from having standards and saying what you want. I would want my daughter to remember that.’
Some people might not like Randolph’s relationship goals, but that’s kind of the point. In order to find love, you have to clear the way to your one and only. Even if the road is winding, that special someone is still out there.
You can be sure that when she grows up, his little princess will know that when it comes to love, it’s important to be clear, know your worth, and never settle.