A man billed as ‘Britain’s most feckless father’ has an active profile on an online dating site – despite being engaged for the fourth time.
Mike Holpin, who has fathered 40 children by 20 different women, is still active on dating site PlentyOfFish, where he claims to be ‘looking for a relationship’.
Using the name ‘MikeDingo1’, the unemployed benefits claimant writes that he is ‘lookin 4 a wacky fun loving lady’, and describes himself as an ‘animal lover’.
Describing his hobbies, he adds: ‘Here goes..hobbies are swimming, TV, PS3, walkin’.
And it seems that no expenses would be spared on his attempt to snare the woman of his dreams, with the first date being a chance to ‘sit in the park and get 2 now each other better.’
On the site’s personality test, Holpin scores highly for ‘self-confidence, openness and family orientation’, but low in ‘self-control’.
But the most brazen claim on the site is perhaps his admission ‘I love my kids’ – despite one of his 40 children admitting that they would rather be related to Adolf Hitler.
Speaking to the Mirror, son Mike Jnr said: ‘I wish I’d never met my dad. I’d rather be related to Hitler than to him’.
Holpin previously met fiancée Diane Morris, 46, on the site three years ago, but a friend admitted that his active profile could now put the latest union in jeopardy.
‘I don’t know what Diane will say about him still being on the site. It doesn’t look good that he’s professing his love for her and insisting he’s faithful, when he’s got a live Plenty Of Fish profile’, she told the Mirror.
‘You know what they say about leopards and spots. Mike will never change’.
Holpin, who lives in Ebbw Vales, South Wales, is unable to name half of his 40 children, who are aged between three and 37, and has an incomplete family tree tattooed on his back.
He has previously been jailed for burglary, car theft and drink driving, but claims to have been entirely faithful since meeting fiancée Diane.
He added: ‘If the opportunity arises to have sex, I’m gonna go for it. But I’ve always loved my kids. No one can ever take that away from me’.