5 ways to meet your mate Get the skinny on dating options that could work for you
By Leigh Felesky
First published in Chatelaine.com’s January 2003 issue.
© Rogers Publishing Ltd.
A simple personal ad has been known to get the job done.
It’s cheap! Browse through the newspaper, magazines or free entertainment weeklies at your local coffee shop and reply to an ad that moves you. Or place an ad yourself, then sit back and wait. Cost: It varies–sometimes you have to pay to place the ad or sometimes it’s free and people pay a few dollars to respond.
As opposed to the Internet, where it takes only a couple of minutes to register, people generally spend their time composing personal ads. A compelling ad can attract a number of interesting prospects. Two regulars in the Chatelaine.com forums admit they met their husbands by responding to ads that intrigued them.
Again, good judgment and a filter system should be in full effect.