Print ads charge per word so consider your words carefully.
To place an ad in a magazine, call the number in the classified section and dictate your ad over the phone.
In small cities, especially in the southeast, emphasize emotions and hobbies.
One of my hobbies is reading personal ads from incarcerated women, and then looking up their rap sheets on the World Wide Web.
Your description is going to be short, so make every word count.
Less than 1% of married couples met via personal ads (see "Where Couples Met," page 90).Although full online dating sites have become more popular, there are still a number of places where you can find and place personal ads. You just need a little know-how for finding the best sites and using the right lingo.Where you place your ad is as important as what you write.Write out a conversation about yourself that fascinates this person. If you can't imagine a meaningful response, take out the sentence. I then added "with junk cars in the yard." Run your ad through your word processor's spelling checker.Now condense your responses into two or three sentences. Then run it through a grammar checker (in Microsoft Word, the grammar checker is under "Tools").Not one mentioned her crime, or anything about prison.The women instead describe themselves as enjoying long walks on the beach, romantic evenings by the fireplace, etc.At first this feels like going to the Humane Society to pick out a puppy... E.g., one young woman described herself as "honest, intelligent, with a heart of gold." Her rap sheet says that she's serving 25 years for homicide.(She was a waitress, so maybe a rude customer didn't leave her a tip. ) I've read hundreds of personal ads from incarcerated women.Sites with photos are more common than sites without.A few places you may want to try include: All the sites are a little different but they all require you to sign up and make an account.