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By ninemsn staff
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Air date: Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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Dave Glasheen may not be your typical prince charming - he uses a dinghy as a car, he's not big on hair cuts or shorts and he's a bit of a larrikin, but he does have one thing that most men couldn't match - his own tropical island.

He's a 21st century Robinson Crusoe and the only thing he's still looking for is a woman.

The problem is that being out on your own tropical island isn't the most ideal place to meet single women, so that's why Dave has turned to the internet.

Mind you, getting online is a bit of a mission for Dave.

Dave relies on a generator for power and obviously he won't be getting broadband speeds so you may have to be a bit patient.

"I think I've got to cast my net wider and my new type of net is going to have to be the internet," Dave laughs.

This adventure-loving soul has turned to dating website www.rsvp.com.au to try and find a woman and he's hoping that he may very well find his own Girl Friday.

Dave is looking for a woman with a real sense of adventure, a sense of humour, and a love of outdoors - especially if you even want to make it out to his place.

He lives on Restoration Island off Queensland's Cape York It takes about four hours by plane from Brisbane, an hour by 4WD and then there's the boat ride, but boy is it worth it.

Before you start before putting your hand up to be Dave's island partner, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Dave's mermaid would need to be happy with the simple things because luxuries are a bit hard to come by out there.

There's running water, but electricity is a little hard to come by and there's no windows, doors, or walls - not even on the shower, toilet or bath.

"I'm really after someone who loves the water as much as I do," Dave said.

"Someone who wants to live here."

Dave hasn't always been a lonesome bachelor on the beach - he was once a high flying suit from Sydney.

"I was in the office before my children woke up and I was home when they were asleep," Dave said.

"I did that five to six days a week and this went on for years."

That's when Dave decided that he needed a bit of a sea change and that's how he ended up living on a nearly deserted island.

For more information on Dave, please visit his RSVP profile page here

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