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Dad solicits date for step-daughter on Craigslist, offers football tickets

One of the photos Gary Yates posted Monday of his step-daughter, Jessica Flanagan, on Craigslist is shown. (Craigslist photo)

A Colorado father recently offered a date with his step-daughter on a classified ads website.

Gary Yates of Denver, who is a diehard Tennessee Volunteers fan, took to the Gainsville, Fla., Craigslist on Monday after somebody backed out of a date with his step-daughter, Jessica Flanagan -- a date that was supposed to take place at the Sept. 21 Volunteers away game against the Florida Gators.

Yates already dropped $150 on the tickets, so whoever took Flanagan up on the date would also get to go to the game.

The father posted several pictures of his step-daughter on the website, and he stipulated that the buyer must be "an attractive, professional, single well educated [sic] gentleman, with a good sense of humor, 25-33."

The cost of the date wasn't entirely free: His asking price was dinner, drinks and conversation with his step-daughter; the football ticket would be covered, however.

The Daily Mail reports the father did not disclose that he was flying to Florida with his wife for the game, and that the date would essentially be chaperoned.

Yates said he's seen some "lighthearted responses" but several serious responses (he estimates between 30 and 40), but he has since removed the ad.

He has not said if he's chosen a suitor for his daughter or if he simply scrapped the online offer.

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