Monday, May 12, 2008

Could I be the One You're Looking For?

No joke, these are personal ads from the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books.

So, who's type are you?

BRAINS, LOOKS, and a great sense of fun. Successful, Boston based, Ph.D., writer. Sparkles with warmth, style, and a quiet sexiness. Tone, fit, easygoing, romantic, blonde. Proactive and generous, yet no tolerance for injustice or arrogance. Game for travel adventures--penchant for Rome, San Miguel (dreams of one day speaking Spanish fluently), can never get enough of London, fantasizes about visiting Bali with special man. Fan of political humor, jazz, champagne, good fiction, steaks on the grill, sunny days. Appreciative of talent, be it sports, theater, music. Seeks bright, passionate, active man. 50-early 70s.

or perhaps:

PLEASURE-LOVING WRITER and intellectual; dark hair, nice slender shape. Academic with no time for the academic hooey; immoderately literary, unexpectedly sexy. Ardent, if unsophisticated, observer of rivers, trees, and tides. ...

but really, this is probably the best fit:

INTELLECTUAL ODYSSEUS (Ph.D., 66) seeking California Penelope to share the arts and life with.

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