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(Daily Mail)   What Craigslist looked like in 1960   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 54
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-15 08:54:10 AM  
"Stocky built middleaged bachelor, 5'6", 150 lbs, wishes to contact swinging gals and couples. Novice but willing to learn."

I wonder if he got any bites. I wonder if he's still alive to read this.
 
2013-01-15 09:11:11 AM  

ZAZ: " wonder if he got any bites. I wonder if he's still alive to read this.


I wonder how long til somebody spots their grandparent.
 
2013-01-15 09:11:32 AM  
Weird how people in their own generations look generally similar. Must have been why God invented evolution
 
2013-01-15 09:15:13 AM  
Gee, none of these guys were into sammiches. Perverts!

/swinging was big in 1960...
 
2013-01-15 09:15:19 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Yusuf Islam?
 
2013-01-15 09:16:40 AM  
That horseman from Ohio gave it a couple shots. He must have been thrown his first time.
 
2013-01-15 09:17:08 AM  
A whole lot of miles on that face for 37...typo?
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 09:17:29 AM  

gweilo8888: ZAZ: " wonder if he got any bites. I wonder if he's still alive to read this.

I wonder how long til somebody spots their grandparent.


That made me go back and look at the photos again. No.
 
2013-01-15 09:18:12 AM  
It takes some guts to put that kind of detail into your sexual tastes in a paper right next to your freakin' photo.
 
2013-01-15 09:19:08 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x430]

Yusuf Islam?


It's hard to get by just upon a smile.
 
2013-01-15 09:22:03 AM  

Cythraul: It takes some guts to put that kind of detail into your sexual tastes in a paper right next to your freakin' photo.


Different age I guess.

Why does everyone except for Beardy McOhioson look like they're in NASA Mission Control?

/I know
 
2013-01-15 09:22:34 AM  

Cythraul: It takes some guts to put that kind of detail into your sexual tastes in a paper right next to your freakin' photo.


Especially back when there we so few media sources and basically everyone read the newspaper.

Then again, you didn't have to worry about becoming an internet meme sensation.
 
2013-01-15 09:23:29 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Discreet? Not with that beard...
 
2013-01-15 09:23:31 AM  

alabasterblack: A whole lot of miles on that face for 37...typo?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x508]


I may regret asking this, but...Oriental?
 
2013-01-15 09:23:33 AM  

ZAZ: "Stocky built middleaged bachelor, 5'6", 150 lbs, wishes to contact swinging gals and couples. Novice but willing to learn."

I wonder if he got any bites. I wonder if he's still alive to read this.


It's worth noting that 5-6 and 150 lb was considered stocky back then.
 
2013-01-15 09:25:50 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

I like a good shapely, Direct Current woman myself. Spherical is my preferred shape but I'm willing to accept dodecahedrons.
 
2013-01-15 09:29:26 AM  
TIL: Snoop Dogg is a time traveler

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 09:33:05 AM  
Hmmmmmmmmm, Just how old is Snoop Dogg?

img542.imageshack.us
 
2013-01-15 09:34:14 AM  
Damn you

Kim Jong B Illin Damn you to hell
 
2013-01-15 09:36:32 AM  

alabasterblack: A whole lot of miles on that face for 37...typo?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x508]


Everybody looked older back then.
 
2013-01-15 09:37:29 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x428]

I like a good shapely, Direct Current woman myself. Spherical is my preferred shape but I'm willing to accept dodecahedrons.


I know "Greek culture" in this context, but I'm kind of terrified what I might find if I start googling up those other keywords. Also,

home photography

CANDID photography? Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?
 
2013-01-15 09:39:34 AM  

miss diminutive: Cythraul: It takes some guts to put that kind of detail into your sexual tastes in a paper right next to your freakin' photo.

Especially back when there we so few media sources and basically everyone read the newspaper.

Then again, you didn't have to worry about becoming an internet meme sensation.


These probably weren't in the daily newspaper. They probably appeared in swinger publications sold under the counter at the cigar store.
 
2013-01-15 09:41:31 AM  
I wonder what sort of papers or magazines these were pulled out of. Ordinary mainstream city papers didn't have ads like this. At least not where I live...
 
2013-01-15 09:41:52 AM  

schief2: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x428]

I like a good shapely, Direct Current woman myself. Spherical is my preferred shape but I'm willing to accept dodecahedrons.

I know "Greek culture" in this context, but I'm kind of terrified what I might find if I start googling up those other keywords. Also,

home photography

CANDID photography? Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?


Look! are you insinuating something?
 
2013-01-15 09:45:23 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: schief2: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x428]

I like a good shapely, Direct Current woman myself. Spherical is my preferred shape but I'm willing to accept dodecahedrons.

I know "Greek culture" in this context, but I'm kind of terrified what I might find if I start googling up those other keywords. Also,

home photography

CANDID photography? Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?

Look! are you insinuating something?


No! No, no, no, no....yes.
 
2013-01-15 09:47:34 AM  

schief2: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: schief2: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x428]

I like a good shapely, Direct Current woman myself. Spherical is my preferred shape but I'm willing to accept dodecahedrons.

I know "Greek culture" in this context, but I'm kind of terrified what I might find if I start googling up those other keywords. Also,

home photography

CANDID photography? Snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more?

Look! are you insinuating something?

No! No, no, no, no....yes.


Well?
 
2013-01-15 09:47:54 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x430]

Yusuf Islam?


Chevy Chase with a beard.
 
2013-01-15 10:02:12 AM  
This is why Photoshop was invented.
 
2013-01-15 10:03:19 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

There are Amish swingers in the Bay Area?
 
2013-01-15 10:04:50 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: alabasterblack: A whole lot of miles on that face for 37...typo?
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x508]

I may regret asking this, but...Oriental?


Women from East Asia, I assume. Please let it be that.
 
2013-01-15 10:09:55 AM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x430]

Discreet? Not with that beard...


i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-01-15 10:24:19 AM  
That guy is definitely NOT 214 pounds. Nice to see that people lied about their look/weight back then as much as they do today. Unless hes wearing 40 pounds of gold under that shirt....

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 10:30:30 AM  
Sad part is you would think that with bazillions in technology that photos would look sooo much better 50 years later..and they don't. Other than being black and white these look about as crappy as what one sees today on social media
 
2013-01-15 10:32:13 AM  
And if you go back to the late 1800s - early 1900s, you can find facebook-ish status updates.

/here is my local paper back in those days
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-15 10:33:40 AM  
www.blogcdn.com

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 10:35:04 AM  

themasterdebater: That guy is definitely NOT 214 pounds. Nice to see that people lied about their look/weight back then as much as they do today. Unless hes wearing 40 pounds of gold under that shirt....


Same with age. This guy isn't 37:

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-15 10:39:17 AM  

Tenatra: And if you go back to the late 1800s - early 1900s, you can find facebook-ish status updates.

/here is my local paper back in those days
[i.imgur.com image 240x380]


Small town papers still had things like that at least as late as the 1980's.
 
2013-01-15 10:44:44 AM  
So in 1960 everyone looked at least 10 years older than they were?
 
2013-01-15 10:46:27 AM  

stevetherobot: Small town papers still had things like that at least as late as the 1980's.


Yea I figured they went on much longer but I wasn't sure. Chronicling America doesn't have any archives for my paper after 1909.
 
2013-01-15 10:54:01 AM  

bakkasan: So in 1960 everyone looked at least 10 years older than they were?


Yep. I'd say the trend of people looking younger began in the 1980s and really kicked in in the 1990s.
 
2013-01-15 11:01:58 AM  
The more "creative" ones ("expert horseman desires spirited, shapely thoroughbred fillies and mares...") are indistinguishable from the schlock that gets thrown up on dating/hookup/BDSM/ChristianMingle.com/etc. sites today.

/ um, I've heard
 
2013-01-15 11:12:01 AM  

pdieten: I wonder what sort of papers or magazines these were pulled out of. Ordinary mainstream city papers didn't have ads like this. At least not where I live...


Back in the mid-1970s, if you went to Atlanta, when you walked out on the street, you were accosted by hawkers giving you flyers and newspapers that directed you to just about any kind of sex you could ever want to pay for. Most of these had "personals." Now people just use the internet to find their kinky delights.
 
2013-01-15 11:24:20 AM  

Tenatra: And if you go back to the late 1800s - early 1900s, you can find facebook-ish status updates.

/here is my local paper back in those days
[i.imgur.com image 240x380]


Wow, that Sedalia chick sure does get around.
 
2013-01-15 11:34:58 AM  

semiotix: The more "creative" ones ("expert horseman desires spirited, shapely thoroughbred fillies and mares...") are indistinguishable from the schlock that gets thrown up on dating/hookup/BDSM/ChristianMingle.com/etc. sites today.

/ um, I've heard


Maybe he was a Brony.
 
2013-01-15 01:30:00 PM  

themasterdebater: That guy is definitely NOT 214 pounds. Nice to see that people lied about their look/weight back then as much as they do today. Unless hes wearing 40 pounds of gold under that shirt....

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x575]


As somebody who is 6'1" and overweight at 205 pounds myself, yes, he is quite believably 214 pounds. He, like me, keeps his weight in his torso. Skinny arms and legs don't necessarily mean you're underweight or even the correct weight.
 
2013-01-15 02:13:14 PM  

gweilo8888: themasterdebater: That guy is definitely NOT 214 pounds. Nice to see that people lied about their look/weight back then as much as they do today. Unless hes wearing 40 pounds of gold under that shirt....

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x575]

As somebody who is 6'1" and overweight at 205 pounds myself, yes, he is quite believably 214 pounds. He, like me, keeps his weight in his torso. Skinny arms and legs don't necessarily mean you're underweight or even the correct weight.


Yep I knew a girl that was like that at a little over 6' and I was surprised when she told me that she was ~200lbs. Her mom would always talk down on her about weighing so much. Very active and she ate healthy too, it still didn't appease her mother.
 
2013-01-15 02:44:42 PM  
Well it's comforting to know that everyone still lies on their personal ads... Human nature is eternal.
 
2013-01-15 03:15:47 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Bay area, big ol' beard, predilection for weird sexual hookups.

I'm thinking this guy was on the BSD development team.
 
2013-01-15 08:06:09 PM  
Sooooo... Back in the days before there was an internet, people used print ads instead. I guess you learn at least one mind-blowing new amazing fact every day. Thanks, Daily Mail!
 
2013-01-15 08:15:23 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x430]

Yusuf Islam?


Jim Henson?
 
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