It began as a cheeky bid to meet women, and ended up a global media phenomenon. But all along Vince Peart had two goals, to get a girlfriend and save his village from extinction.
22-year-old, coal merchant’s son, Vince and his mates from Alston, Cumbria have a big problem. All the women they grew up with have left the village. Despite its picture postcard looks, it’s a dying village in which men outnumber the women by a factor of ten to one.
So Vince posted an on-line dating site in an attempt to breathe life back into the village. They had hopes for its success, but no one could have known that in a few short weeks they would be inundated with replies from girls all over the world.
The Town That's Looking for Love is an amusing portrait of an unlikely pin-up and his transformation into a local hero. But did this countryside campaigner find true love?