A few weeks ago, Mari Ainsworth put out a plea on her new blog, the frankly titled Husband Wanted. The blog’s subtitle: “It takes a village to raise a child … and a city to find a husband.”
“It’s true … I’m definitely in the market for a man,” she wrote in an introductory essay about the kind of man she wants to marry (and to help her raise her 2-year-old). “But I’m not just looking for someone to take out the trash, carry the groceries up the stairs, assemble household items, or tell me what that mysterious noise is coming from the front of my car.”
What kind of man is she looking for? And does she really think a blog could be the path to marital bliss? To find out, Xpress sat down with Ainsworth, who just turned 26, for a lengthy chat at a local Waffle House.
Ainsworth moved to Brevard last October, and between mothering, completing college and working to support herself and her daughter, she hasn’t had much of a chance to meet single guys. She’s tired of the online-dating scene, and says she knows exactly what she wants.
As she says on her blog: “I never had a problem finding a guy when I was silly, whiny, insecure and even a little pathetic … guys seem to love that stuff! But now that I have things figured out and I know what I want … I can’t seem to 0