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Friends and family finance hired Â?husbandÂ? as birthday gift to singles columnist.

In stark contrast to women who experience runaway bride syndrome, the “nuptials” of singles humor columnist and television personality Angela Manfredi are about cold cash, not cold feet. That's because she is offering a salary to the ideal temporary “spouse.”

“When my loved ones inquired as to what I wanted for my birthday this year,” Manfredi says, “I asked them to help me hire a man…a wingman.”

Weary of dating and declaring herself on “guy-iatus” but in need of back-up in areas such as car repair issues, household management challenges, hurricane preparations and the dinner party circuit, Angela, with the support of friends and family, posted the unique “HUSBAND” HELP WANTED ad on her web site: http://www.angelahiresahusband.com.

Because she says she is not looking for love, Manfredi is often asked why she wouldn't simply hire a handyman to help around the house. ”This is not about a guy being adept at using a power drill or knowing how to change a tire,” she says. “It's about having access to the male viewpoint for day to day decisions. And, this is an experiment for me. Never having been a bride, it will be interesting to experience the practical side of marriage for a couple of weeks at this stage of my life.”

Applications have started to roll in from around the country (as has overwhelming support from single women in similar situations). Entries will be accepted through mid- August. The ideal man for this position is success-minded, intelligent; single, over 21, and possesses personality, originality, and sense of humor. Candidates are not required to quit their day jobs; a flexible work schedule will be considered for the right applicant.

In addition to her career as a writer, Angela is an award-winning television and radio broadcaster who served as an on-air news reporter in West Palm Beach, Miami, and El Paso.

For more information or for photos and video, log on to http://www.angelahiresahusband.com

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Carmen Rossi-Merlino

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