Leesh Cunningham, from New South Wales, Australia, was unable to locate her future hubby in the aisles at hardware chain Bunnings, despite having attempted it twice.
On the plus side, the 26-year-old has been inundated with messages since the videos went viral. Unfortunately though, none of them appear to be from the man of her dreams.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, she said: “My DMs (direct messages on Instagram) have absolutely been blowing up.
“The ones that have all the confidence are like 50-year-old men, though, so still no real prospect there – but you never know.”
She added: “What you see is what you get, I have no shame.
“I saw an opportunity and thought this could be my avenue on TikTok, taking the p*** out of myself being single. So I thought, what better place to go than a male-dominated hardware store?
“Dating apps only attract one type of guy and I’m not about that.”
It’s these kind of guys who have been diving into her DMs.
Screenshots reveal that one such message read: “Your Bunnings videos are hilarious. If you want to make one with a happy ending (you found your Christmas wish), I would be happy and honoured to play the part.”
Another message read: “Instead, might I suggest giving Mitre 10 a try. I think you will find being independently owned that they will care about you and your needs, they will help you find what you need with a smile on their face and I am sure you will be happy with the service you receive.
“Let us know if you need a hand.”
I mean, these could be genuinely considerate and helpful messages, and yet here I am, shuddering.
Leesh’s vids racked up more than 180,000 views and many people offered up advice to help her find the right man.
One person commented: “Got to be there between 6-8am and 5-9pm, that’s when the tradies get their supplies.”
Another added: “So my friends and I go to Bunnings and just lift the hood of our car and just stand against the car… thank us later.”
Leesh now plans to take the tips and use them to make some more videos.
She said: “I think that will be my next series, replying to the comments and doing what they say.”