In the not so distant past, “lonely hearts” ads were placed in underground newspapers or magazines with very little personal information given, usually requesting that any responses be mailed to a post office box for safety’s sake. If, after a lengthy correspondence, a couple met in person and fell in love, they would more than likely fib about how they met. Resorting to these ads was considered a last ditch effort for desperate people. Nowadays, online dating is extremely common and often very effective. Millions of people post personal ads online with lots of information, numerous headshots, and often include “intimate” photos.

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