It is estimated that the first personal ad was placed around the end of the 17th century and its popularity really took off in the early 18th century. However this does not mean it was a socially acceptable way of looking for a spouse. The first woman to ever place a personal ad was Helen Morrison. She was even sent to an asylum by the government for four weeks, for it was believed she was mentally unstable.
Online dating: Aim high, keep it brief, and be patient
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There are few things as exciting and ego-boosting as flirting with a special someone. However, it takes a lot of effort to get dolled up and attend a date. In that same vein, it also means your weekends never have time for friends or hobbies. Want to chat with a cutie during your break? Want an enticing date for the weekend?
Scientists say the secrets to success in online dating are to aim high, keep your message brief, and be patient. Playing "out of your league" or dating people considered more attractive than you, is a winning strategy, according to a new analysis of internet daters in the US. Men had greater success when they approached women they believed were more desirable than themselves.