These small blurbs appeared in the personals section.
The advertisements in The Village Voice were different than those in the various Jewish newspapers and different, also, from those in the New York Magazine.
Couples met for the first time in very public places. This was before the time of the “date rape” drugs; but women were especially careful, nevertheless, to drink very little.
Such a rule did not hold in my time, at least not among the people I knew. The only women any of us ever saw were women that were dating our friends.
You have stories to tell, and passions to share, and things to talk about that are more interesting than the weather.
Get noticed for who you are, not what you look like.
The same was true for those who did not go to college in the first place.
In another time and place, matchmakers would have been called upon to make the necessary arrangements; but no such social institution existed here in this country.