Once upon a time, before online dating clubs, there lived personal ads in the back of newspapers. Yesterday Bossy decided to peruse this section of her hometown newspaper, where 100% females and Russian Delights are available by appointment for nine-inches of pipe and your every foot fetish.
Here are a few highlights, where highlights equal how low can you go:
Which is nothing compared to the always irresistible:
This got Bossy thinking about personal ads in general. Many years ago, Bossy and her mom thought it was a terrific exercise to write your own personal ad — even if you’re not looking for a mate — because when hypothetically looking for someone or something, it forces you to encapsulate who you are.
Each word matters and each reference helps paint the picture of you.
If Bossy remembers correctly, Bossy’s mom crafted a personal ad in which she was looking for someone with the combined qualities and traits of Quincy Jones and Shelby Foote — while Bossy, who was made lonely living far from family and this had just happened, was seeking the cast of Thirtysomething to befriend.
If Bossy were to write a personal ad now, it might go a little like this: Blogger seeks council to leave distracting comments in the hundreds.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you write your own personal ad for who or what you are looking for?
And be sure to check back later today for the best personal ads on the web!
If you missed last week’s Ten-Word Challenge, don’t! Just click here to read over 100 recommendations of where and what to eat locally according to Bossy’s esteemed council around the globe.
BOSSY saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:13 pm
Looking for an airy rustic studio, to write. Or nap.
ScottsdaleGirl saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm
ISO large beach front property with all white interior
BOSSY saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Seeking plane ticket to anywhere where nothing happens. Views, please.
Ariel saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm
Looking for a boat to sail around the world in.
BOSSY saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Seeking someone to untangle knots. Mostly those inside Bossy’s head.
Kait saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm
ISO quiet. Must be noise/smell/mess/obligation free.
Nancy [Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas] saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm
Redhead by choice seeks humorous partner who can keep up.
souphead saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm
wanted: clear passage of oxygen through left nostril. ahhh-choo!
heidig saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Wanted: Sister who doesn’t want to live in TX while I live in CT.
WebSavvyMom saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm
–>ISO wealthy philathropher to support MY family, no strings attached.
yvonne nc saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:45 pm
iso retirement, rural riverfront property and winning lottery ticket.
Amy in NJ saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm
ISO maid to do laundry, cook, clean, fix drywall holes
Stacey Ball saysJune 22, 2010 at 12:54 pm
Spit up covered mom, you willing to change shitty diapers.
GreatAunt saysJune 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm
Crackerjack employee seeks new employment, challenges and mostly new boss.
vuboq saysJune 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm
Me: Slim. You: swimsuit that doesn’t look like parachute pants.
APeetsMom saysJune 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm
Seeking access to large Swiss back account to spend carelessly!
foolery saysJune 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm
ISO of raison d’etre. Old one shabby. Please send photos.
leslie saysJune 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm
ISO one winning lotto ticket; want to retire and craft.
Liza saysJune 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm
ISO tall, dark, handsome and well (endowed), for string-less attachment.
Tami Wyatt saysJune 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm
ISO magic wand in working order. Serious inquiries only, please.
deborah saysJune 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm
ISO of solution for depression aimless living anxiety and panic
deborah saysJune 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm
no no..second wish..
ISO my real true personailty. If found, enjoy and return.
rockle saysJune 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm
Lost: mind. Slightly warped, sometimes dirty. Hardly used, but missed.
ags345 saysJune 22, 2010 at 2:53 pm
ISO Gulf beach with no oil worries. Heartbreakingly futile wish.
grandma j saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm
I did not submit that last ad, but could have.
Meg at the Members Lounge saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm
Wanted: Bungalow at beach, will fill with laughter and wine.
pamela dayton time saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:29 pm
hot, bothered mama ISO someone to deliver coffee and chocolate.
pamela dayton time saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:30 pm
ISO band of kindly gypsies to borrow children for awhile.
LizP saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Couple with four children seeks wife to cook and clean.
Catherine McP saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
ISO different coworker, quiet voiced or altogether mute, good food.
Debby saysJune 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm
Thought about part-time, then leave of absence, now to quit?
krg saysJune 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm
iso,far flung correspondent, but we enjoyed him while here
BossysMom saysJune 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm
ISO combined qualities of Quincy Jones, Shelby Foote and Doc. Kovorkian.
krg saysJune 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm
oh my, new info. coming back soon. don’t need ad!
Ranger saysJune 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm
In search of…oh hell, you know who you are.
dexter saysJune 22, 2010 at 5:30 pm
Man with acne looking for love with a hot dermatologist
Doug saysJune 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm
As long as you’re hot inside–and sane–I’m yours.
The Great Getzby saysJune 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm
College hustler seeks benefactor to pay for odd jobs, food
Bonnie saysJune 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm
Ad writing is harder than it looks at first glance!
ruth saysJune 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm
ISO man who will adore me… Me? can do my thing while you housekeep etc.
PS Good in bed a +
ruth saysJune 22, 2010 at 6:56 pm
Hmmm Doug? I ‘m here,,,, do you housekeep?
Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) saysJune 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Harried babe seeks 1 hour of peace from outside world.
lauren saysJune 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm
iso relief from stressful world, oh wait, where’s the wine?
pamela dayton time saysJune 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm
maybe you should just go away and let me sleep.
Totalspacecadet saysJune 22, 2010 at 10:25 pm
New mom seeks other moms for walks and scintillating conversation.
Beth saysJune 22, 2010 at 10:26 pm
Desperately seeking repository for 40 extra pounds: serious inquiries only.
[But I like #29 and #36 better]
GrandeMocha saysJune 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm
GreatAunt said it best, new boss, no grumps allowed.
GrandeMocha saysJune 22, 2010 at 10:53 pm
Winning lotto ticket would make it all better
Jenn @ Juggling LIfe saysJune 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm
Someone to clean my house the way I do–for free!
GrandeMocha saysJune 22, 2010 at 10:55 pm
husband and son go on family outing, Alone
Just Me saysJune 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm
Is that graphic your hometown paper? If so, we’re neighbors!
Maureen in IL saysJune 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm
DWF seeks . . . . oh bloody hell, this is way too difficult
linlah saysJune 23, 2010 at 12:52 am
Seeking sunny days, cool nights, sandy beaches to ride on
Amber Lee saysJune 23, 2010 at 1:50 am
Wanted: money for fixing of theft sensory in 2003 Malibu
km saysJune 23, 2010 at 8:38 am
ISO household staff of three, chauffeur, housekeeper and gardener.Soon!.
kathleen saysJune 23, 2010 at 9:17 am
WANTED:housekeeper bone idle couple in dire need of help
kathleen saysJune 23, 2010 at 9:22 am
MWF looking for man whisperer” put seat down,down,down”
kathleen saysJune 23, 2010 at 9:36 am
seamstress needed. seams are bursting and I’m screaming . challenging work.
Lisa Ann saysJune 23, 2010 at 10:15 am
ISO BIG winning lotto ticket – I will even buy it.
A saysJune 23, 2010 at 11:16 am
ISO a comfy chair next to the blue on the map.
runnergirl saysJune 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm
ISO last first date, personality, good looks, hello baby daddy!!!!
Coco saysJune 24, 2010 at 11:59 pm
Longing for laughter and intelligent banter and lots of space.
Leslie B saysJune 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm
Best.Indian.Food.Ever. Hema’s Kitchen off Devon in Chicago. Love it. Even my Indian American mother in law loves it.
Leslie B saysJune 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm
Whoops. Somehow my answer for last week’s 10 word Tuesday ended up here. Sorry!
country mouse saysJune 27, 2010 at 4:51 am
15 y.o.s. and I ISO season 2 of Lost–right now at 1:51 am!!!