Australian widower looking for ‘fishing mate’ reels in thousands of applicants
SYDNEY -- A 75-year-old man in Australia who posted a personal ad online was stunned by the number of responses he got. Ray Johnstone posted an ad on Gumtree looking for a "fishing mate" after his friend died. He described himself as a "widowed pensioner" and included a selfie. Johnstone listed himself as "free" and his condition as "used." He encouraged anyone interested to contact him to arrange a meeting to "see if we could get along with each other."