Shapely Ankle Preferr'd : A History of the Lonely Hearts Advertisement Paperback
What do women look for in a man? And what do men look for in a woman? And how and why has this changed over the centuries?
Every week thousands of people advertise for love either in newspapers, magazines or online.
But if you think this is a modern phenomenon, think again - the ads have been running for over three hundred years.
From the first ad in 1695 from a young gentleman who 'would willingly Match himself to some Good Young Gentlewoman, that has a Fortune of GBP3000 or thereabouts' to the GSOH, WLTM and online dating of more recent years, each ad is a snapshot of its age.
The result is a startling history of sex, marriage and society over three centuries - hilarious and heartbreaking by turn.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/02/2012
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780099513346