Personal ads for love
The Sydney Morning Herald has an amusing article on the very amusing practice of placing ads looking for love in highbrow publications like the New York Review of Books.
One ad read: "Before I turn 67 - next March - I would like to have lots of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me." Another one read: "Tap-dancing Classics lecturer. Chilling isn't it? (M, 38)." And: "Some chances are once in a lifetime. Not this one, I've been in the last 12 issues. Either I strike gold this time or I become a lesbian. Man, 43."