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How people used to ask for a date

Oct 5, 1913

My dear Miss Leon

What sayest thou to spending this beautiful Sunday afternoon in the company of yours truly? If agreeable to you let me know, through the bearer at what hour it will be most convenient for you, for me to call.

Trusting this meets with your approval. I am

Most cordially,

Ben

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just comparing it to something I was sent the other day ... "drugs and disease free, very good looking, you be too"

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"My dear Miss Leon

What sayest thou to spending this beautiful Sunday afternoon in the company of yours truly? If agreeable to you let me know, through the bearer at what hour it will be most convenient for you, for me to call.

Trusting this meets with your approval. I am

Most cordially,

Ben"

I wish people still talked like that.

I got asked by a guy yesterday, " Do I wanna fuck?"

Ugh. :P

That's still no guarantee that his intentions were honorable. Indeed, the vulgarism "yours truly" (tho it might charitably be taken as ironical, depending on the parties' previous knowledge of each other) speaks against that hypothesis.

Well, they were married about four years later, whatever that says about his intentions at the time. (The two parties involved were my maternal grandparents.)

My suspicions were clearly unfounded. And "yours truly" must indeed have been ironical.

If I had anyone to ask on a date (don't at a moment), and thought he'd be remotely open to this sort of invite, I'd definitely go for it. :-)

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