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Andrew , Manchester More Sean Connery with a touch of Groucho Marx than Sean Penn. enjoys punk with a touch of Magic Flute, has adventures.
But sadly for all you lasses - already taken.simon mallett, UK Maidstone Although not exactly a newspaper personal ad, I met my present wife through an internet dating service to which I (jokingly) advertised "shallow ladies apply within" and "form an orderly queue".
But if you'd rather begin with the help of someone who knows you quite well, try getting them first to write a brief synopsis of your most appealing qualities.
Be careful of breaking the very few protocols of the personals' column. In those first lonely hearts back in the 19th Century it wasn't uncommon for gentlemen to specify their annual income.
With their abbreviated dialect - WLTM, GSOH, SWF - and cliched appeals, personal ads these days can appear anything but personal. It's always fun scanning through lonely hearts sections in newspapers and magazines.
Be prepared for the possibility of not getting any replies. The ads in this article are taken from They Call Me Naughty Lola, edited by David Rose (Profile, 2006).Getting no replies or not getting the right sort or reply is no reflection on your qualities as a person nor is it the end of the world. Add your comments on this story, using the form below. (Seen in the Wokingham Times 1990ish)Sue, London, UK I recognise a lot of what has been said in this column.This article might have been worthwhile ten years ago, but nowadays it's sadly out-of-date. When I was divorcing (whilst in the Army in the 90s) I tried the lonely hearts columns to meet ladies. All the people I met were as bitter as me about getting divorced! My nirvana was meeting a lady who explained to me how ladies like a man to be, and the perception of the lady - best advice I have had in my life!!WLTM man to 45 who doesn't name his genitals after German chancellors.
You know who you are and, no, I don't want to meet either Bismarck, Bethmann Hollweg, or Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfrst, however admirable the independence he gave to secretaries of state may have been. 2102." If you're thinking of placing a small ad, you could do worse than to take a leaf out of the LRB readers' book.In my experience, a solo drinking session probably isn't the best time to tell the world you're ready for love.