Saturday, July 24, 2010

Two Bonus Ads ... From the Ladies

Tycho and I discussed a bit about the gender inequity in the podcast, since we're always picking on the men seeking women ads. It's certainly something we're going to explore in greater depth. In my experience, though, the women seeking men ads tend to break down (usually in a less hilariously bad way than men seeking women) into five categories: "look at my porn" bots, "are there any real men left" embittered damsels, "I want a sugar daddy" gold-diggers, "I have some bizarre and very specific criteria" nitpickers, and a smattering of rare, sincere, thoughtful, well-constructed "here's why I'm worth meeting and what I'm looking for" ads.

I turned to the ladies of Chicago for a pair of sketches: one to illustrate a fantastic ad, the other a terrible one.

If you like Joan from Mad Men... - 34 (Downtown)
Date: 2010-07-21, 8:46PM CDT just might like me. And you won't believe you found me here. And I won't believe you wrote me here. But life is short. And guys and girls don't meet at school dances anymore.

So here we are.

Ideally, I'd meet you sitting in the same aisle on a boring work trip. You'd make me not even want to turn on my ipod. Or we'd cross paths on our way to work and we'd both do the second-glance-look-back thing. Maybe you'd just happen to be checking out the same random band as I am?

Truth is, I'll meet you however I meet you.

I'm a perceptive, smart, thoughtful, attractive voluptuous/full-figured woman. I work hard and care about what I accomplish in my career. I'm independent - yet I know I could use some help in getting me to take advantage of e-fares. Long-weekend escapes are always good. Maybe you'll even let me have the window seat?

You. Chances are you've got a sharp mind. You're genuine, funny and just have a certain way about you. You're motivated and clever. You're better than I am at some things. I'll admire you.

You might be someone who stumbled upon this and wonders if he should even bother responding.
If that's you...see paragraph 1.

But I don't know you's up to you to tell me.

Pic for pic. Looking for a SWM, late 20's - early 40's.

compare with:

What does tall even mean - 23 (palatine)
Date: 2010-07-22, 8:59AM CDT

I've posted on here before, met a few nice guys....No one I had a "Spark" with.......Now I'm 5'11 and I consider that to be tall for a woman.. I'm looking for a TALL ( 6'3 and up) and please please please be a real 6'3 ( I know what 6'3 looks like:) I know this may sound shallow but I love a tall guy 6'4 -6'5-6'6 LOVE IT:)...I'm 23 brunette, "perfect" teeth ;) Big blue eyes, and some curves( Not a BBW not a stick figure) I'm fun, funny, motivated, happy and a great person( I think;) I'm looking for friends first, then whatever happens happens...I'm all about this being simple, just got out of a relationship and miss the company of a MAN :) I know this may confuse some of you but I like my men late 20's mid 30's...please have a job,car, etc:) I know I may sound harsh but I think I have a lot to offer in a friendship and I expect the same...I will send photos after I've seen yours:) Please be attractive:)

- Zoey

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