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Monday, June 1, 2009

Short one today.

I keep wanting to show you all a more typical matrimonial ad, but then I run across ones that are so funny that I have to share. So here's another, not rhyming, but still pretty awesome.

The text is written out here:

A young man about twenty-four years of age, elegant in appearance and pleasing address, wishes to form the acquaintance of a charming young lady, from sixteen to twenty-two years of age; skin like alabaster, teeth as pearls, hair black as the raven, eyes large and lustrous, of the same dark hue, but whose magic glance at once thrills and electrifies the soul. Such a one will meet an ardent lover, and, in all probability, an affectionate husband. Address, confidentially, H.M.C. box 176 Herald office.


Oh these guys never fail to amaze me. It's so hard not to be cynical of all these ads, because what kind of man would publish this and actually expect this particular woman to respond? Or to even exist? Plus I wonder how many women are looking in the mirror and saying, "I'm pretty sure my glance will thrill and electrify the soul..."

The funniest part to me, of course, is the end when he says that this woman will find not only an ardent lover, but also "in all probability, an affectionate husband." As opposed to? Why "in all probability"? How odd.

Having trouble reading the ads? Click one to enlarge!

©2009 Pam Epstein

1 comments:

Ms Avery June 20, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

Actually, I kind of like this ad. I think maybe he's being tongue-in-cheek... he sounds silly but likable. :)

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