Dad receives influx of date offers after taking fashion advice from daughter

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Jeff Saville has become an Internet sensation after seeking fashion advice from his daughter [Photo: Twitter]

Whether it’s a candlelit dinner for two or a casual drink at the local, we’ve all struggled when it comes to deciding what to wear on a first date.

But when single father Jeff Saville sought fashion advice from his teenage daughter, the Internet set alight - with a number of women asking him out on a date.

The 56-year-old from Texas has been single for three years and when he planned a recent romantic get-together, he asked his 19-year-old daughter Carli for help.

“I was trying to pick a shirt and couldn't decide which one to go for,” he told the BBC. “Carli is pretty good with fashion so I texted her. But she asked me to send her a selfie.”

Yet despite finding the perfect ensemble, Jeff went to the restaurant only to find that his date had stood him up.

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“My date finally replied to my texts and calls saying she was sorry, and that she just wanted to be my friend,” the father-of-four explained. “Obviously, I was disappointed. Dating is hard but we all face rejection in our lives and you have to just carry on and hope the right person will be brought into your life.”

However, all is not lost, as his daughter shared Jeff’s selfies on Twitter alongside the caption: “Life with a single dad, asking for advice on date outfits”.

Soon, the post went viral - amassing over 168,184 likes - with a number of social media users leaving positive messages for Jeff following his last date.

Proving he’s certainly nailed date night fashion, some Twitter users even offered up their single mums to date him.

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One posted a selfie with her mother, writing: “My momma needs a mannnn”.

Another also wants to set her mum up with Jeff, as she tweeted: “My mum’s single and needs a man. Let’s hook them up.”

Overwhelmed by the Internet’s response, Jeff has since gone on to launch his own Twitter account just in case there are any women out there who wouldn’t mind sliding into his DMs.

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