Another vital attribute includes height requirements: "I am 5’5” and if you are 5’8” & like to wear high heels it may not work."Brooks—a health shop owner—was fully unaware of his father's actions. I can’t even describe to you how embarrassing and ridiculous this is." Arthur Brooks apparently is suffering from long-term health problems and yearns for a grandchild to keep the family name.Brooks may be "infuriated" about the process, but he is still allowing his father to interview potential candidates.
One company, Telecom Express, manages The Guardian's Soulmates, The Daily Telegraph's Kindred Spirits and The Times's Encounters pages, among many others. Awful pianist." and "Fairly innocuous male, 57." Other classics of truth-in-advertising have included "Tap-dancing Classics lecturer. " and "Shy, ugly man, fond of extended periods of self-pity, middle-aged, flatulent and overweight, seeks the impossible"."It's very hard to write a 20-word personal ad that adequately sums you up," says David Rose, LRB's classified ad manager.
Some dating companies even give advice to people on how to word their ad to attract a mate. Some minimalists ads have included: "Angry trollop, 37. "A lot of people get their friends to do it because they don't know how to describe themselves.
So humour probably says more about you than the usual bland list of likes and dislikes." Rose insists that his advertisers do get responses and that several have married thanks to the column.
One advertiser contacted by The Independent, who identified herself by e-mail only as "Thinkingmanscrumpette", says she was attracted to the column because she wanted to avoid the "City types or tank-top wearers who usually reply".
By October 1996, the website already had By today’s standards that might not seem like much, for the ‘90s, that was staggering.