Anyone think this is worth developing?
Lonely hearts ads may be breaking anti-discrimination laws
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I reckon so.
Go for it. How about matching really honest ads:
Unemployable blond with looks beginning to fade desperate for stinking rich man to support life style
Ugly but rich bloke recons he could now do better than the women he married when he wasn't so wealthy
Charmless tattooed smoker hoping for a couple more fatherless kids before welfare reform
Feckless wastrel hoping for a disapointing shag
If you don't, I will!
OK who am I kidding, I have anyway. Apologies if I've stolen some thunder. Feel free to borrow/edit/ignore/delete as you wish!
Online-dating in turmoil as EU rules ‘Lonely Hearts’ ads must not discriminate
The dating world is in chaos after the European Court ruled that Lonely Hearts adverts were subject to the same legislation that protects jobseekers from discrimination.
The test case was brought by Deborah Jarrow, 42, who claims her chances of finding true love have been unfairly restricted on the grounds that she is too old, too young, too female or too devoid of a good sense of humour – a point which she ably proved by taking the case to Court.
Ms Jarrow cited a number of personal adverts in Court, including one which she believed was posted by her 'soulmate'. “I saw an advert on a dating website from a person whose interests included costume dramas, cats and baking, which match mine almost exactly" she said. "I clicked to say I was interested, but a few days later got a message back saying I had been turned down on the grounds that I was not a man. Excuse me, but is this the 1950s?”
In finding in favour of Ms Jarrow, the Court awarded the plaintiff a date with her proclaimed soulmate - a 62 year old woman from Barnsley - with costs to be shared equally. But when asked afterwards if things had gone well, Ms Jarrow said “We had a lot in common, yes, but she was about a size 18 with verbal diarrhoea and a perm but at no point in her advert did she describe herself as ‘bubbly’.
“I’ve half a mind to inform Trading Standards.”
Sort the stars out among yourselves - no scratching!
Lovely. These subs just write themselves. 5*
Good work grumble
gets stars from me but as b-j said, sort them out yourselves
Grumble you can have this one for yourself - even your headline is better. Good job.
1% perspiration, 99% someone else's inspiration!
Great idea, well executed!
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