Dating ads gsoh
If a personal advert includes a TLA, it could be to describe the person who is seeking and/or the kind of person they seek; for example, an advert stating 'DLF for SJT' means that a divorced Latina female is searching for a single Jewish transgender person.The first letter often describes the relationship state or sexuality of the person: As well as three-letter abbreviations of the format described above, a number of other acronyms and abbreviated words have been popular in personal adverts at different times and in different places.
With online dating and apps, we’ve never had it so good, believe me. The publisher forwards replies in bulk to the advertiser at a given interval, for example each week.Another method of replying to Lonely Hearts adverts is via telephone; this took off with the introduction of premium-rate telephone numbers, providing an additional way for the publisher to generate money.A date would necessitate the removal of the roof and a whale sling. NOT INTO EMAIL TENNIS I need to secure a date as soon as possible, before you suss out what a tedious dullard I am. A woman's place is in the home and, more precisely, the kitchen - preferably cooking his meals and elbow deep in his dirty shirts. He'll order for you in a restaurant and pat you on the bottom and say 'don't you worry your pretty head about it' when you ask him about his day. Only to be pursued if you like men who moult all over your furniture. Speak slowly and clearly and always be within five minutes of a toilet. Cuddling is very unlikely, although squashing is a distinct possibility. The good news is he travels for free and gets in half-price at the cinema. The sort of person you cross the road to avoid, even if the road is the M1 in the rushhour. It’s mainly the younger generation who like abbreviations and text speak, as it’s just quicker and easier; anyone over the age of 30 or so probably won’t encounter this as much.’ Even so, here are a couple you should probably be aware of; if the other party asks you to DTR, it means they want to ‘Define the Relationship’, and find out where exactly it’s going…if it’s not a long-term thing, you can just reply YOYO: ‘You’re On Your Own! Harsh, perhaps, but it saves a lot of time in the long run.
GSOH means "Good Sense of Humor/Humour" or "Good Salary, Own Home".
Personals are generally meant to generate romance, friendship, or casual (sometimes sexual) encounters, and usually include a basic description of the person posting it, and their interests.
Newspapers and magazines that take personal advertisements often provide a reply forwarding service; in this case, the text of the advert will include a unique box number and anyone wishing to reply to the advert sends or delivers their reply to the publisher's address in an envelope bearing that number.
But at least you could tell if a potential date was tight – two lines only of‘BBW WLTM MOTOS for BF/LTR, can offer GCH and TLC’ would cost about £2.50 and usually meant your date was unlikely to stick his hand in his pocket when you actually met. If they weren’t throwing a load of initials at you, they were bamboozling you with weird codewords like ‘bubbly’ and ‘outgoing’ – which meant ugly and loud.
You’d wait two weeks to find that Eric, 32, from Godalming, had not been 32 for quite some time. If you wanted to pick up your messages by phone it was a premium rate, so you’d pay £300 a week listening to people blow their nose and tell you about their cats. You could always go to a dating agency, where you would pay someone who pretended they had a special formula your entire weekly wage to help you find love. Yet you knew they were just trawling the same old lonely hearts you’d been through already. Most agencies had a money-back guarantee of ‘love within six months’, so if you rejected a succession of potentials, they’d start suggesting anyone just to get rid of you. Within three months they’d lost all hope and would be telling you ‘He seems nice’ while presenting you with a picture of Sloth from The Goonies’ only slightly more handsome brother. You could always try video dating, but it meant sitting through two-minute horror shows of the worst men you were ever likely to meet in your life. Video dating profiles were big on long, awkward pauses, hacking coughs, saying the words ‘lovely lady’ over and over or describing each of their cats in great detail. You’d be stuck talking to a one-out-of-ten, waiting for a chance to get away.
Dating was such a pain that eventually you just made do with whoever, basically.