Lonely heart dating club
It was SO easy – all you had to do was send six penny stamps to Mr Liston of 48 Chalton Street, Euston Square, and in return your Matrimonial Guide would be sent. In case you doubted his credentials, he proclaimed that he was no charlatan, for he had testimonials from his bankers, solicitors and “others of respectability”.How quaint that sounds – a time when a banker was thought to be respectable!
Bernie Mc Andrew, Shrewsbury, UK Surely the time for personals is gone now that speed dating is here?Bear in mind, though, there are several important things you need to take into consideration. You can almost hear the glug of a wine bottle being emptied in the background.In my experience, a solo drinking session probably isn't the best time to tell the world you're ready for love.Be prepared for the possibility of not getting any replies. The ads in this article are taken from They Call Me Naughty Lola, edited by David Rose (Profile, 2006).Getting no replies or not getting the right sort or reply is no reflection on your qualities as a person nor is it the end of the world. Add your comments on this story, using the form below. (Seen in the Wokingham Times 1990ish)Sue, London, UK I recognise a lot of what has been said in this column.