The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries.

Arthur Brooks had planned to meet potential candidates at a Coeur d'Alene resort, but son Baron Brooks told the Spokesman-Review on Sunday that its managers asked his father not to conduct interviews there after getting barraged with media requests.

The younger Brooks previously called the $900 ad in the Coeur d'Alene Press "embarrassing" but said he'd let his 78-year-old father go forward.

He says about 12 women from around the U.S. expressed interest in the ad. Arthur Brooks will interview them in the coming weeks.

Baron Brooks says his father wants a grandchild to carry on the family name.