An Indiana wedding DJ, depressed by online dating apps, found love in a not-so-hopeless place — Facebook Marketplace, to be exact.

Lights Out Entertainment’s Michael Nickolich posted a harmless ad on the popular marketplace in April 2017 after becoming wary of dating apps.

“Online, it’s just a meat market … everyone wants something from someone,” Nickolich told the New York Post.

“For me as a wedding professional, it’s also very hard. When I go on dates, once they find out about my job, they aren’t interested anymore.

Lights Out Entertainment’s Michael Nickolich posted a harmless ad on the popular marketplace in April 2017 after becoming wary of dating apps

“Free to a good home, single male, 33, no kids, never married, has job, broken home,” he wrote in the Post. “Dating websites kind of suck…so I thought I’d give this a try.”

The 33-year-old’s post doesn’t list his occupation but gave some other great insights into who he was.

On his 10th date from the ad, he met 30-year-old Sara Clairborne

On his 10th date from the ad, he met 30-year-old Sara Clairborne

“Free to a good home, single male, 33, no kids, never married, has job, broken home,” he wrote in the Post. “Dating websites kind of suck…so I thought I’d give this a try.”

Nickolich was quickly inundated with “thousands” of requests from a variety of women and folks wanting to set the DJ up with their loved ones.

“It was hilarious, people loved it,” he said. The DJ even speculates he’s had enough messages to book dates for the next two months.

“This opportunity will never come again,” added Nickolich.

However, it would only take him 10 dates to meet his match and the DJ knew right away that she was the man.

Sara Clairborne’s sister had pointed out the ad and advised her to respond. At the time, the 30-year-old teacher lived in Montiecello, about 90 miles from Nickolich’s home in Indianapolis.

'I thought [his post] was very original,

Their first date in Lafayette went so well that Nickolich canceled all subsequent dates

‘I thought [his post] was very original,” Claireborne said. “I also thought he was very handsome, so he caught my eye.”

Their first date in Lafayette went so well that Nickolich canceled all subsequent dates.

“I felt this spark that I hadn’t felt in anyone in a long time,” added Nickolich.

Last November, the couple decided they were ready for the next step and moved into Indianapolis together. The DJ proposed to his love in their backyard.

Last November, the couple decided they were ready for the next step and moved into Indianapolis together.  The DJ proposed to his love in their backyard

Last November, the couple decided they were ready for the next step and moved into Indianapolis together. The DJ proposed to his love in their backyard

“We’re not afraid to be adventurous and we’re such a good match,” Claiborne said.

A wedding date has not yet been set, but the couple plan to get married within the next year.

And as it stands now, they only seem to argue about minor things.

“The biggest disagreement we had was what we’re going to have for dinner,” Nickolich said. “Good communication and mutual understanding are important, and not getting upset about things. A lot of things are trivial, will it really matter in five years?’

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