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This Dating Profile From 1865 Is So Pure You’ll Probably Fall In Love

A love match 152 years in the making.

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But way the heck back in 1865, at least one dude had it all figured out. (His dating profile, that is. Not his love life — because apparently dating has been tough FOREVER.)

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And, just so you know, this photo is of a random dude from 1865 – NOT the actual person who wrote the ad below.


"I want to buy bread-and-butter, hoop-skirts, and waterfalls for some person of the female persuasion..."

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Let's be real – wouldn't we ALL want someone who just buys us bread, butter, and hoop skirts? This is the dream!

And in a heartbreaking closing, he ends: "That's what's the matter with me. But I don't know how to do it."

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TBH, I have a pretty good feeling things worked out for our buckwheat-loving bachelor. At the very least, he probably got a few quill-swipe-rights out of this?!