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Early within the week, Ben Delgado, 26, managed to attain two $350 second-row tickets, via presales, to see Taylor Swift on her 2023 Eras tour. He couldn’t imagine his luck, then he wondered who can be lucky enough to sit down and singalong to “All Too Well” beside him.

“I [could] take a girlfriend,” Delgado, who works in solar sales and lived in Atlanta, told The Post. “Or, I can just, you realize, make this the perfect first date ever.”

On Wednesday, he posted a screenshot of the concert seating chart to his Instagram Story with the message “Now taking applications for a +1.”

Dozens of girls quickly “overwhelmed” his DMs on the social media platform.

“It’s gotten pretty insane,” he said, likening his Taylor seat to Willy Wonka’s golden ticket. “I even had my friend said who saw the posts and text me [saying] ‘I do know a woman who would like to go I may give her your number.’”

Ben Delgado desires to take a real fan to see Swift’s Atlanta show with him.Courtesy of Ben Delgado

Countless Swift fan were left heartbroken on Thursday when general sales to her tour were canceled on account of “historically unprecedented” demand by those with early access. Wily single men who someway snapped up early tickets are suddenly objects of great desire — and so they’re having fun with their recent special status.

“[Some girls] have sent actual resumes,” said Ryan Hong, a 23-year-old who, on Tuesday, snagged two tickets to Swift’s Boston show. On Wednesday, he made a 5-second TikTok video asking who might wish to duet with him on the concert. Inside hours, the post blew up. It now has nearly 900,000 views and 6,000 comments, and Hong has received a whole bunch of Instagram DMs from eager women. Some, though, are approaching him with caution.

Delgado posted his seats to his Instagram story after successfully securing tickets.Delgado posted his seats to his Instagram story after successfully securing tickets.Courtesy of Ben Delgado

“[One girl said] ‘I’m just curious, like, do you want even have these tickets or like, are you only kinda like trolling,’ ” he recounted. “I wouldn’t [play] with someone’s emotions like that, said the Harvard undergrad, who’s studying statistics and economics. “I literally have the tickets, I’m single and I’m on the lookout for a date.”

Each men insist they’re real Swift fans, and so they’re on the lookout for women who share their passion for the Grammy winner.

Ryan Hong posted a now-viral TikTok searching for a date for Swift's Boston show in 2023.Ryan Hong posted a now-viral TikTok trying to find a date for Swift’s Boston show in 2023.Courtesy of Ryan Hong

“I need to take someone that is certainly going to know the songs [and] relate to the music,” Delgado said. “[I’d like to] have a bonding experience over a once in a lifetime concert.”

At press time, neither had chosen a date just yet. They are saying they’ll wait until the spring to decide on a date and never stress an excessive amount of within the meantime.

“It’s not ‘The Bachelor,’ ” Hong said. “[I’m just] shooting my shot — putting it on the market into the world and seeing what comes.”

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