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I guess you need one when you can't slide in a selfie of you with your dog or your friend's cute baby.) The truth is, personal ads like this weren't all that uncommon in those days — in fact, some of the earliest known personal ads of "human seeking other human (and hopefully offering some prime buckwheat)" date back to 1695, and at first were placed primarily by men.
(Win some, lose some.) At least, that's what I have to figure after reading this dating profile ad from 1865, in which my Reconstruction Era bae basically made me fall in love with him across the time-space-churned butter continuum (we'll get back to that butter part, because he has words about it and I have ).The headline reads "Chance for a Spinster" and though "spinster" is mostly used as insult now, at the time he was just trying to call out all the single ladies. It's honestly an incredibly relatable problem, even in 2017.Damn, an 18-year old with good teeth and 10 acres of seeded land? And the poor chap didn't have Tinder to see what hoop-skirt loving ladies were living in his area.How can you go about searching for the one person that makes your heart feel whole without getting at least a little bit personal? More and more people are searching for love online.Check out our reviews of the top dating sites and find coupons and savings on memberships available only from Top Dating Tips.com!
Max Roser, a researcher at the University of Oxford, says in his Twitter bio to follow him for long-term trends of living standards — and boy howdy, did he deliver. And most of all, I can just tell that the 2017 version of him would never take a shirtless gym selfie or pose with a tiger. And yes, it does start out "Chance for a spinster," but since my brand is spinster and I probably would have qualified as one in 1865, I oddly have no qualms about it.