The Dow is down, but Amy Borkowsky's hopes are high. She's trying to raise $3 million to buy a Super Bowl commercial, which will serve as a personal ad in her search for Mr. Right. Borkowsky, who, according to the New York Post , gives her age as "somewhere between Carrie and Samantha," has a background as an ad exec, so she knows how to target a market. "Dating is a numbers game," she says. "I need to reach a large pool of guys." She has a website, where she accepts donations toward her $3 million goal; she now has about $1,121. The question here is fairly obvious: Is this stunt embarrassingly desperate? Or is Borkowsky smartly going after what she wants?And here's something else to think about: What would you think of this stunt if a man were doing it (buying the ad during, say, the Miss America pageant)? Would he seem desperate? Embarrassing? Smart? Romantic? Some of the comments on the Post 's site are crude:
"Someone should tell this woman that desperation is not attractive. THAT may be part of her problem."
"Amy: don't ask for my money in order to get married. Spend your own."
"I think she's looking for a guy that doesn't exist and will never exist - the IDEAL man, though she's taking it to an extreme. A good shrink and a dose of humility would help."
"She should spend $500 on a make-over and she could probably get a good guy for free."It should be noted that Borkowsky is a comedian — her show involves answering machine messages from her mother, which she has been saving for over a decade. So whatever you may think about her, at least she has a sense of humor about herself. Super Bowl Hail 'Marry' [NY Post] SuperBowlSingleGirl.com [Amy Borkowsky's Site]