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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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Dating is literally the worst, right?

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The apps, the money, the awkwardness, the profile pics, and OMG, the bios?!?

And, look, I get it. It's not easy to write a "great" personal profile.

Or even a halfway decent one, apparently.
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Or even a halfway decent one, apparently.

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.)

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

In a post shared by Twitter user Max Roser, it turns out this gentleman caller placed the following personal ad back in 1865, and honestly?! It's so pure and perfect.

Let's break down some of the highlights, shall we?

"I [...] have a good set of teeth."

Health is very important, so this is definitely good news. I mean, he probably had better teeth than I do, TBH.
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Health is very important, so this is definitely good news. I mean, he probably had better teeth than I do, TBH.

"My buckwheat looks first-rate, and the oats and potatoes are bully."

I mean, who DOESN'T like first-rate buckwheat, amirite???
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I mean, who DOESN'T like first-rate buckwheat, amirite???

"I have got nine sheep, a two-year-old bull, and two heifers, besides a house and barn."

Uh, hello, a HOMEOWNER? Yes, please.
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Uh, hello, a HOMEOWNER? Yes, please.

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

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

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?!
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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?!

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