The real meaning of language in the personal ads

THE WOMEN SIDE OF THE LIST:

40-ish............ 48

Adventurer........ Has had more partners than you ever will

Athletic.......... Flat Chested

Average looking....Ugly

Beautiful......... Pathological liar

Contagious Smile.. Bring your penicillin

Educated...........College dropout

Emotionally Secure... Medicated

Feminist.......... Fat; ball buster

Free spirit....... Substance user

Friendship first.. Trying to live down reputation as slut

Fun............... Annoying

Gentle............ Comatose

Good Listener..... Borderline Autistic

New-Age........... All body hair, all the time

Old-fashioned..... Lights out, missionary position only

Open-minded....... Desperate

Outgoing.......... Loud

Passionate........ Loud

Poet.............. Depressive Schizophrenic

Professional...... Real Witch

Redhead........... Shops the Clairol section

Reubenesque....... Grossly Fa

Romantic.......... Looks better by candle light

Voluptuous........ Very Fat

Weight proportional to height.......Hugely Fat

Wants Soulmate.....One step away from stalking

Widow..............Nagged first husband to death

Young at heart.....Toothless crone

THE MALE SIDE OF THE LIST:

40-ish............ 52 and looking for 25-yr-old

Athletic.......... Sits on the couch and watches ESPN

Average looking... Unusual hair growth on ears, nose, and back

Educated.......... Will always treat you like an idiot

Free Spirit....... Sleeps with your sister

Friendship first.. As long as friendship involves nudity

Fun............... Good with a remote and a six pack

Good looking...... Arrogant

Honest............ Pathological Liar

Huggable.......... Overweight, more body hair than a bear

Like to cuddle......Insecure, overly dependent

Mature..............Until you get to know him

Open-minded....... Wants to sleep with your sister but she's not interested.

Physically fit.... I spend a lot of time in front of mirror admiring myself

Poet.............. Has written on a bathroom stall

Spiritual......... Once went to church with his grandmother on Easter Sunday

Stable............ Occasional stalker, but never arrested

Thoughtful........ Says 'Please' when demanding a beer

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