Taking a chance on love

Still stuck for a date for Valentine's Day? 

Christchurch native Stu Spencer is in the same boat, but he's taking a punt to find a plus one for a Valentine's Day date at swanky latin fusion restaurant Tequila Mockingbird. 

Stu, a self-professed 'gentleman and storyteller', is hoping to find the woman of his dreams through an auction listed on Trade Me titled 'Dinner with Stu Spencer. $110 voucher.' 

At the time of writing, the top bid was $69.00 with three days left on the ticker. Good luck Stu, and good on you for putting yourself out there. 

Read more: Kiwi man's creative solution to finding a woman for Valentine's Day - Stuff.co.nz | Life & Style

Update (15 Feb): Christchurch business owner Lisa Kircher took Stu up on his offer, and despite the 5.7 earthquake that day, they've both said they'll keep in touch 'as friends'.

Read more: Trade Me blind date a success, despite Christchurch earthquake - Stuff.co.nz | Life & Style