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1 YOUTUBE VIDEO MOVES CHEATING LOVER

A mother-of-three took to YouTube in 2010 to air her discontentment after she discovered that her lover had been cheating on her.

In a series of 62 no-holds-barred videos, Ms Kelly Summers spoke about the toll that the break-up was taking on her.

The 53-year-old was so heartbroken she could not eat or sleep, she said in her videos.

Tipped off by friends, her boyfriend watched the videos and realised "how much she really loved him". He then begged her to take him back, reported the Daily Mail.

2 MUM AUCTIONED ON EBAY

Exasperated at his mother's attempts to find love, 38-year-old Briton James Doyan put her up for auction on eBay in 2010.

The ad, placed in the collectibles category, was titled: "My Yiddishe Momma for sale. Beautiful, great cook, educated, articulate, family focused, caring - priceless."

He said that his twice-divorced mother was in "pretty good working order" and had "no real defects or signs of wear and tear to note".

The 63-year-old grandmother's listing attracted up to 250 views and her son received e-mails from potential bidders asking to "try before they buy".

3 HIGHWAY BILLBOARDS TO LOVE?

A divorced entrepreneur took to advertising on highway billboards to find love in September last year.

Mr Gordon Engle, who is in his 40s, also created a website that he hoped would lead him to his soulmate. The website was displayed on the billboards.

Mr Engle, who is well-travelled, successful and wealthy, had previously tried online dating but it did not work out.

Gold diggers need not apply - the self-made man from Chicago told the Daily Mail that he can spot them "within five minutes".

4 6,000-STEP STAIRWAY OF LOVE

A farmer took about 50 years carving about 6,000 steps into a 1.5km-high mountain that he and his lover eloped to after they fell in love in 1956.

The steps, created by the late Mr Liu Guojiang, were to help his wife have an easier time going up and down the mountain.

At the time, he was just 20 years old while his lover, Ms Xu Chaoqing, was a widow 10 years his senior.

Their romance was considered taboo by the locals of Jiangjin county, nearly 100km north of Chongqing city in south-west China.

The couple have since died, but their story has been turned into a movie.