1960s dating ads
Looking back at what the Sterling Cooper era produced shows a stark comparison with today.While it's great that today's ads are less objectionable, it's hard not to pour a small glass of Canadian Club for those print classics.It was the time of 'Mad Men' advertising, two Kennedys were assassinated, as was Martin Luther King.
Matchmaker grew to 14 local BBSs throughout the US.
The Cold War ramped up, troops were sent to Vietnam, hippies emerged with drugs and rock. Through it all, advertising provided a bit of calmness amid the tumult.
It was, however, quite the moment for print ads, which could step up their game thanks to the fast-moving technology it was trumpeting and changing times.
#Shamelessly Seeking Sugar Momma...) 1700s: Personal Ads for Homosexual Safety Personal ads were one of the only ways for the gay and lesbian communities to meet discreetly and safely at this time.
Less-Than-Fun fact: homosexuality was outlawed and punishable by death in the UK by wife-murderer Henry VIII and continued to be illegal until 1967. A., anyone accused of being a "sodomite" doing "buggery" was also legally sentenced to death as of 1776.) Coded words, female names and other signals in personals were channels to privately expressing vulnerability and find companionship that society forbade.
Matrimonial agencies were big business there by the early 18th century, printing ads on behalf of men who paid the agency to recruit them a good wife.