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Personals from the past


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This Valentine's Day, we look back at a few personal ads from the very first issue of the Reader, October 1, 1971:

JADED scorpio Bogart type 30 seeks exotic Lauren Bacall type to play it again Sam with long hours of rock and visuals. Box 127.

PHd STUDENT, 25, seeks another male. Am masculine, attractive, sensitive, professional. Not into narcissism. Reader Box 166.

YOUNG MAN wants hip, beautiful, young woman to renew his interest in love. Reader Box 218.

GENTLE liberal male seeks company of mature lady. My favorites are music, shows, social, cultural functions and private evenings. I am affectionate independent but submit to sincerity. I respect others feelings. Reader Box 157.

And finally, the one that I plan to repurpose in a couple decades:

50-YEAR-OLD widow, good figure, likes cats and cat lore. Wishes to meet mature bachelor or widower with similar interests to compare animals and swap tales. Reader Box 102.