WICKER PARK — A bus stop ad in the neighborhood is singing the praises of "Chicago's Most Eligible Bachelor": Ryan Stew.
The ad sells Stew, originally of southwest suburban Tinley Park, as a "respected educator" and "2016 fantasy football loser" who "perspires ambitiously." It even includes a way for interested ladies to contact Stew — email him or follow him on Instagram as @TrySomeStew.
The ad went up just before Valentine's Day at Milwaukee and Damen and will appear for several more weeks. Stew's fantasy football competitors paid for it after Stew, normally a formidable foe in the league, came in last place in 2016, according to the Daily Southtown.
Stew's been playing along with the ad on Instagram, sharing photos of people posting with the image. His friends were hoping they'd get 100 responses and more followers on Instagram, one told the Southtown. Even Stew is thinking he might meet someone — after all, he only recently got out of a six-year relationship.
"When the breakup first happened, I was obviously really upset — but everyone told me, 'This is an opportunity,'" Stew told the Southtown. "And my friends, after all the smack talk I give them, this is nice.
"This shows they're thinking of me. This shows they really care."