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Matrimonial Ads In The 1800s

  • Aristocrats caught on the personal ad trend and started broadcasting their often bizarre desires to the general public.
  • The matrimonial ad, where a potential husband or wife was sought, was looked down upon initially, but as specific magazines and periodicals focusing on matrimony gained traction, the normalization of the personal ad seeking bride or groom started happening.
  • Looking at the popularity of the personal ad, making scam artists started preying on the vulnerability of the people who were seeking companionship and love.

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The History of Online Dating From 1695 to Now

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