Newspaper article about dating
“Potential partners seek to strike bargains which maximize their rewards in the exchange of assets.” Positive descriptors about appearance abound. Women are attractive, very attractive, or extremely attractive.
Women stress those physical attributes, while men speak of status, occupation, or financial security.
(That spirit of optimism and belief in serendipity similarly suffuses online dating.
At least at first.) But before was more intellectual, bookish, so I think there was this idea, that we would be somewhere in between.” One German-Israeli-American “executive” in his early 50s sought a woman who was “lively, buxom, flexible, non-intellectual.” That was their target audience.
Allen, the daughter of the Plainfield Schools board president Michael Allen, pointed at one article penned by a ninth-grade boy who described a sleep-over with his girlfriend.
Both had their parents' permission and their physical contact was limited to a hug, the boy wrote.
There were many personal essays and first-hand accounts of dating highs and lows from Plainfield students.
The issue doled out common sense advice on meeting your significant other's parents and how to behave after a break-up, but didn't shy away from more controversial topics in defining terms like "friends with benefits" and polyamory.
"This is well done, non-sensationalist material here," Gunterman said.
was the first, and largest, “singles newspaper” in the city, and promised “real ads… real responses…” from “100’s of eligible singles.” A fresh romantic life could be yours for just 75 cents a copy.
Across the country, comparable publications sprung up like mushrooms, eager to capitalize on a wave of singles and divorcees looking for love in a time of increased sexual openness.
Cameron, Oskamp, and Sparks remark, drily, “The overwhelmingly positive content of the ads is especially clear if one considers the likely nature of information which was not presented.” Well, hope springs eternal.
One man searched for a “mature Twiggy-type woman who is also unpretentious,” while another wanted an “Angie Dickinson type.” Women were usually less specific: someone “warm, self-confident, with it,” though taller men were preferred.