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.
“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”.
Life with a single dad, asking for advice on date outfits 😂😂 my heart 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/pymKUG6PHj— c a r l i (@saville_carliii) July 7, 2019
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.
my heart is so sad that he got stood up!your dad seems like a sweet guy!!— 𝓰𝓻𝓪𝓬𝓮 (@graceelemoine) July 8, 2019
Not to be dramatic or anything but I’d die for him!! He’s so precious— kb (@KatieBone3) July 8, 2019
Awwww i jnow I don’t know you but I’m so sorry he got stood up 💔 he looked very nice in both shirt, but blue is definitely his color hope he finds a good woman that’s worthy of him!!— Savannah Raye (@Savy_721) July 8, 2019
He deserves the world ❤️ Super sorry he got stood up but I’m genuinely hoping he finds a good person soon!— laurie (@lauriebengoa) July 7, 2019
Proving he’s certainly nailed date night fashion, some Twitter users even offered up their single mums to date him.
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.”
My moms single and needs a man. Let’s hook them up— Kenzie Jo♑️ (@mckenzzieeboooo) July 7, 2019
Just letting you know there’s single mums in Australia reading and loving this!!!! 😍🌏— Kellie J Williams (@girlofthegalaxy) July 13, 2019
yoooo him and my mom need to go on a date asap— Mazzie mills (@MazzieMills4511) July 7, 2019
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.