Twenty women went on a group date with an anonymous Mormon millionaire last week, with participants signing non-disclosure agreements to prevent them from revealing his identity.
The women, selected from a pool of 2,500 applicants, went on a four-course dinner social with the bachelor last Friday.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the evening also included a PowerPoint presentation detailing the top 10 reasons he had enlisted the matchmaking agency, a group conversation and a five-minute ‘mini-date’ with each woman.
Twenty women were selected from 2,500 applicants for a group date with an anonymous Mormon bachelor last Friday
The group were ferried by limousine to the Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, Utah on the evening of June 7
Finally, each participant was given a necklace by the millionaire, who the LDS Matchmaking agency said was ‘blown away by the quality of the women.’
The competition was advertised last month by several huge billboards lining the Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City – offering up the chance to win a date with the wealthy member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
‘LDS Millionaire looking for his wife,’ they read. ‘Exclusive VIP Event June 7.’
The application, according to ELLE Magazine, included a drop down menu for candidates to select their ‘body type’ from ‘slender, athletic, average, a few extra pounds, large, and petite.’
The bachelor enlisted a Mormon matchmaking agency and set up huge billboards along Interstate 15 in Utah (pictured) saying ‘LDS Millionaire looking for his wife. Exclusive VIP Event June 7’
The women were each given a necklace after the event, but made to sign non-disclosure agreements so as to keep the bachelor’s identity secret
The man was concealed behind an opaque sheet for the first part of the event for revealing himself to his guests
The women were also required to submit two photos and answer several questions, including: ‘Did you serve an LDS Mission?’
The event’s organizers said in a statement to the Tribune that the night had been a success.
‘We expect good things to come for him and wish him and the women in attendance all the best,’ the LDS Matchmaker statement reads.
The finalists came from several states including New York, Utah, Louisiana and Idaho.
‘Most were college educated and seven had graduate degrees,’ the statement said.
‘All were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, were beautiful, well-spoken and came away having made new friends and were glad they had come.’
The date saw the women arrive by limousine and walk a red carpet before a four-course dinner, a group conversation and individual ‘mini dates’ with the bachelor
The participants listened to a PowerPoint presentation detailing the Top 10 reasons why the millionaire chose to use the agency to find a wife
A video posted to Vimeo by The Beehive shows the women meeting each other in the back of a limousine, before pulling up at the Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, Utah.
They then make individual entrances – striking a pose before walking a red carpet to the sound of applause.
In the eight-minute compilation video, a master of ceremonies can be heard revealing a number of facts about the anonymous millionaire, including that he loves baseball and once survived an airplane fire after being forced to evacuate.
The agency said the event was a success, and that their client was ‘blown away by the quality of the women’
A master of ceremonies hosted the event and revealed a number of clues about the anonymous millionaire’s identity, including that he loves baseball
While the man stands concealed behind an opaque sheet, it is revealed that his favorite television show is Breaking Bad, his preferred ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip and he is a big fan of diet coke.
But the video then skips to interviews with the participating women, so as not to reveal the bachelor’s identity.
‘I decided to apply to this event because it intrigued me how we didn’t know anything, which usually bothers me,’ says a woman named Bri.
‘It just seemed fun and I needed to know more about it.’
The application reportedly included a drop down menu for candidates to select their ‘body type’ from ‘slender, athletic, average, a few extra pounds, large, and petite’. The selected women (pictured) were chosen from a pool of 2,500
The finalists came from several states including New York, Utah, Louisiana and Idaho. According to the agency, most were college educated and seven had graduate degrees
Another participant explained: ‘I decided to apply for this event because I really don’t want to have to tell my children that I met their father on… any sort of dating app.’
A third woman added: ‘I have met a lot of my goals that I’ve set for myself over the last few years and the final one is to find that certain someone that I can spend the rest of my life with.’
‘This is such a unique opportunity, something that you really don’t run into ever – and so why not? It’s just really taking a chance and trying something new.’
Though the women are now legally unable to reveal the bachelor’s identity, the agency previously offered a few clues.
Erin Schurtz, an LDS matchmaker, told The Salt Lake Tribune that the man is between 30 and 45 years old, a millionaire, over 6 feet tall, and “handsome.”
Originally from San Diego, he is a practicing member of the Latter-day Saint church and hopes to find someone of the same faith – though it is not a dealbreaker.
He was also reportedly a White House staffer under a previous Republican president and sold his first company at age 26.