Craigslist ‘daddy’ seeks roomie who’ll pay in dates, housekeeping, massages


Ladies and gentlemen of Metro Vancouver, we are in desperate times, it seems. One Craigslist user has come up with a semi-indecent proposal: Share his two-bedroom home in Burnaby Heights for just $50 rent. The catch is, he’s got a few things you’re going to need to do to help out. Ahem.

The ad seems to be hedging just a bit in the headline: “Shared accommodations? I’ve always wanted to be a S daddy?”


S is definitely for sugar, because you’ll be doling it out in the form of dates (you’ll be his “company to all [his] work outings,”) and “the occasional massage after a long day.” Plus a few domestic duties, i.e. “a clean apartment,” and “a meal made when I get home some nights.”

Some may see this as an ingenious solution to Vancouver’s housing crisis (and challenging dating scene). Others may see it as a form of solicitation/prostitution and a potentially dangerous situation for a woman.

Any takers? The ad has been up a few days, actually–so far not flagged for removal.

Here’s the text of the ad in full:

“Very friendly professional 25 year old guy looking to meet a fun easy going tidy girl to play house with I’ve always wanted to be a daddy and now I finally can be, I would like company to all my work outings. I work everyday(Sundays off) and take care of all the expenses for this beautiful two bedroom in Burnaby . All I ask in return is a clean Apartment, A meal made when I get home some nights and obviously to accompany to my events and functions,and the occasional massage after a long day, I’m not very selfish so I give as well in this situation and I’m not demanding or pushy. If you’re stuck and you need a place to live and you have possibly thought about an arrangement like this. I’m 420 friendly and this could be a great gig as I it’s a shame to leave this place sitting empty more often than not.. such a great neighbourhood, if you have wanted to live in the heights, this is your chance.”

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom