Or you could just call 1-800-DOUCHE

Or whatever the prefix is in Britain:

A supercar fanatic fed up with missing out on offers of dates from women who spotted him diriving his Ferrari F430 has launched an app that he hopes will be the key to revving up Britain’s sex lives.

Marc Ackerley found himself swamped with date requests from attractive women who caught sight of him behind the wheel of his £170,000 Ferrari.

Fuelled by this new-found female attention and his worry that he was missing out on offers from women who had admired him (and his car) from afar but wouldn’t think of contacting a car dealership, the businessman set up Platewave.

The app which allows admirers to contact any car owner in the country. All you do is sign up to the website or app and send a message or a ‘wave’ to any registration plate.

The recipient can only see it if they sign up to the app themselves and when they do, their messages will be waiting for them.

If something like this were ever to catch on in the States, I predict roughly half the messages will be variations on “So you think you can go 15 under in the left lane, do you?”



  1. Musings from Brian J. Noggle » Blog Archive » My Next Big Business Idea »

    6 March 2014 · 6:51 am

    […] then Charles Hill, destroyer of dreams, posted a link to the story: “Girls were desperate to track me (and my £170k Ferrari) down […]

  2. fillyjonk »

    6 March 2014 · 7:09 am

    I don’t know what disappoints me more in this: a dude who thinks he’s all that just because he spent a ton on a car, or the fact that there are women who apparently DO think he’s all that.

    Stuff like this is partly why I don’t date. I just don’t understand the signals we’re supposed to use now.

  3. McGehee »

    6 March 2014 · 8:22 am

    I gather the turn signals probably aren’t among them…

  4. fillyjonk »

    6 March 2014 · 9:41 am

    I think most people here consider turn signals a vestigial organ of cars.

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