Then one of David’s friends, Steven Fletcher, had a brainwave from way out in leftfield. Fletcher encouraged his buddy to find a wife by staging a competition to win an arranged marriage. The pals then launched an extensive media campaign, with the sole purpose of finding an appropriate woman to marry David.
They submitted an advert to the Minnesota Daily newspaper, distributed press releases, and even filmed a video commercial. The duo pulled out all the stops in their efforts to find David the perfect life partner. They were rewarded when media outlets gave their novel quest extensive coverage.
As a result, the applications for the contest for David’s hand in marriage came flying in by the hundreds. The potential groom and his family and friends whittled down the hopefuls to a final 28. Then the operators of the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN, heard of the fun. They offered the venue as a location for the final and the resulting ceremony for that fateful summer date.