Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lonely Hearts

I have to admit that we get a kick out of reading the wacky personals printed in the free classifieds magazines here in Shanghai. It is somewhat of a Saturday morning ritual to go to a cafe and read the latest 'attractions'. Sometimes you have to admire the honesty of the ads, though at others we simply cannot believe our eyes!

These are a select few from last week:

Successful man wanted

Pretty Chinese girl in Shanghai is looking for a successful man in millions of people to be her boyfriend (No black). I am tall, well-educated, and realistic, and I like dance, travelling and luxury life.

He must be healthy, rich and is able to pay euro 2500 a month. And must pay before.

Father My Children

I really want to have a baby but then i will have to find a father for my baby first. So is there anyone who is ready for a family and a kid? No divorced men or men who already have kids. I want this man to experience all this with me for the first time not looking for the ones who have already done this with their ex-wives or gfs, cause i feel that is not fair to me...He has to be honest,know how to respect women and is confident that he can be a good father.Well, no much worries or hurries, sure that we will start from friends to see where it goes... and i am QUITE serious, hope you are as well...

looking for a husband

I want to marry this end of this year so looking a man 28-40 years old above 170CM .If you want to marry please send to me my MSN ***********@hotmail.com

seek wealthy generous man

Seek wealthy man for friendship. He must be wealthy (company owner,president,vice-president,banker etc) generous,age above 40. I'm chinese girl,attractive sweet smart,speak good english,i don't send photo.

looking for husband

Chinese girl 26 years old 165Cm work in shanghai as a property consultant. now looking for a husband 28-40 years old. NO MARRIAGE NO SEX if you like send to me.


Gabby Girl said...

Those were pretty funny. I've never read something quite like those in personal ads in America - of course, I don't read them unless I'm bored. I can't imagine the type of responses they get, if they get any at all.

Jenny Wynter said...

That is freakin funny. Oh man. I admit I harbour a bit of a fascination with the personals too, I think tracking some of these people would make a pretty interesting doco!