Cabbie makes matches in NYC taxi

Feb. 12, 2008 at 7:48 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A New York cab driver says he plans to decorate his cab with red and white hearts on Valentine's Day to help promote his second job -- taxi cab matchmaker.

Ahmed Ibrahim said the matchmaking service he operates from his taxi cab has led to more than 70 dates between his passengers and at least 19 of the pairings lasted for more than a year, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

"I've organized so many dates, and it really makes me feel good about it. I've not had one complaint," Ibrahim said. "It's really fun. Driving a taxi in New York is not an easy job so I just try to create some fun."

The cabbie said he's very selective about which passengers he invites to partake in his dating services.

"I want to know if they're the real deal or just a player," he said. "If you're a player, then forget about it."

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