A dating profile from 1865 is circulating the internet, and boy, was it a simpler time.
The ad starts with “Chance for a spinster” which personally offends me (but also, pick me!).
The ad writer then goes on to detail everything he could offer a potential wife including “a good set of teeth” and “nine sheep, a two-year-old bull and two heifers”. And honestly, he sounds like a pretty good catch.
Looking for a wife in 1865 pic.twitter.com/5YWWag7isA
— Max Roser (@MaxCRoser) June 19, 2017
The bachelor says he wants to “buy bread-and-butter, hoop-skirts, and waterfalls for some person of the female persuasion” during his life.
Waterfalls … WATERFALLS?
When was the last time a man said they would buy you a waterfall? (See how quickly we forgot the good teeth and two heifers?)
This ad might make you appreciate modern dentistry but it also makes you realise dating profiles haven’t changed much in 152 years.
Replace “heifers and sheep” with “bachelor pad and Subaru” and “I don’t know how to do it” with “my friends say I’m sensitive” and you’ve got basically every second profile on Tinder.