N.Y. Mayor: I'm Not Looking for a Date

Someone with a political fetish placed a personal ad in The New York Times claiming to be the "Mayor of New York City," but the real mayor assured everyone — including his girlfriend — on Tuesday that he wasn't looking for a date.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (search) told reporters that he'd have to answer to his woman, state Banking Superintendent Diana Taylor (search), if he were the source of the ad.

"I can tell you that the banking superintendent would be annoyed if it was me, and it is not me," said Bloomberg, who is 63 and divorced.

The spot says the romance-seeker "takes walks from City Hall" and is looking for a woman who "shares his warmth, compassion, intelligence, humor, energy, attractiveness and sensuality." It says he'd like to meet a woman age 45 to 55, and would "give her the keys to the city."

Taylor said she found the whole thing "hilarious" and understands why someone would want to impersonate her boyfriend, who is a "wonderful guy."

Ladies interested in meeting the mysterious mayoral impersonator have to pay $2.99 per minute to call his personal mailbox. Last Sunday was the ad's final day in print.

Times spokesman Toby Usnik (search) said the spot was approved because "we felt it was a clear parody." The story was first reported by the New York Post.