Monday, August 28, 2006

Sarcastic Personal Ads Can Help You Find Love

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re placing a personal ad in hopes of finding true love, pure sarcasm works better than pure romance.

That’s the advice from Michael Beaumier, a former personals editor for a Chicago newspaper.

He says that sarcastic personal ads like “Immature Insensitive Single White Male Seeks Dumb, Good-Looking Girl For Meaningless Relationship” actually get more responses than ads with a heart-on-the-sleeve approach.

Beaumier says that people, especially women, will assume the sarcastic ad is a joke and want to meet the person who wrote the funny ad.

However, he warns to take a “buyer beware” approach before answering the ad because “there’s always the possibility the person is telling the truth.”

Beaumier is the author of a new book, I Know You’re Out There: Private Longings, Public Humiliations And Other Tales From The Personals (Three Rivers Press).

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