|Emil Rodriguez and his fiance, Kirsten Rogers|
By Lauren Elkies
An extra pair of 20-sided die cuff links prompted Seattle groom-to-be and self-described "gaming nerd" Emil Rodriguez to hunt for a fourth groomsman on Craigslist.
Originally, Rodriguez, 27, propositioned the three groomsmen he wanted, "but then I noticed that my fiance had made an extra pair of cuff links in case I wanted a fourth groomsmen, which is what started me down the road of writing the [Craigslist] post," Rodriguez said over e-mail. His fiance Kirsten Rogers, 28, who works for a local non-profit organization, only has three bridesmaids.
Should Rodriguez find the groomsman of his dreams, he said, "we might have to find her another bridesmaid...maybe another Craigslist post."
Tying the knot Sept. 10, Rodriguez, who works in public relations, says in his pitch (see below): "I'm in need of a few good men. If you're looking for a free meal, a chance to hit on emotionally charged members of both sexes, and a potentially endless supply of booze, then look no further."
Rodriguez said he has received about 20 submissions so far, including from strangers.
While he does in fact plan to pick a groomsman from the applicants assuming he clicks with one, he said: "With all submissions, my current plan is to set up a nerd game day at a local gaming store and meet them all, and just have an excuse to go have a few beers with some fellow gamers."
|Emil Rodriguez's Craiglist ad (click to enlarge)|