Lonely Trinity Mathmo wants a date for the ball – but she has to have 1000 Instagram followers

Do you have what it takes?


A Trinity finalist is looking for one lucky lady to accompany him to the May Ball – she just needs to be internet famous.

Third year Adam P. Goucher, 21, is looking for a date to Cambridge’s exclusive black tie bash but applicants must have at least 1000 followers on Instagram.

In return, the gallant mathematician will give his belle of the ball a free dining ticket to Trinity’s May Ball, worth £495 for a pair.

Lovelorn Adam found himself in possession of an extra dining ticket after “the person who originally wanted to go to the May Ball with me later decided against the idea”.

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The portrait of an intellectual master and Isaac Newton

 

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As for his date’s need for a large internet following, Adam said: “I overestimated the amount of interest in a free Trinity May Ball ticket and deemed it necessary to stipulate this constraint in order to avoid a barrage of requests.

“I fathomed that popularity on Instagram would (positively, even if loosely) correlate with both sartorial aptitude (necessary since I’m wearing white-tie, I wouldn’t want much disparity) and how exciting one’s lifestyle is.”

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He added he would “probably wait a few days” to keep applications open, explaining: “(a) more people have a chance to respond; (b) my exams will have finished.”

So far he has received one eligible response.

Responding to how he would sell himself to a potential date, he said: “I wasn’t aware that I needed to.”

So, if any Cinderella-wannabe’s are interested the offer still stands on the Cambridge May Ball Marketplace