Men’s personal ads from the ’60s are precious (13 Photos)

Desperation was strong with men way back in the 1960s. Nothing changes.


  • Adam

    #12 Black Love Is Here

  • G1880

    #2 clearly didn't shoot himself in his bunker,ran away to the states for a more free sexual experience, no-one would ever know, although it would have given the game away had he said "no jewish".

  • Boo

    3 & 14 are the same guy!

  • Livin' Legend

    Craigslist had a crappy font back in the day.

  • socalmarti

    #2 I think you've confused precious with predatory!

  • jshiver15

    #9 . . dafuq did I just read?

  • duckfacekilla


  • Juan R

    Where are the women's personal ads from the 60s?

    That's what we really wanna see.

  • Mandalor

    So this is the shit that went on before the internet…..

  • Hazel

    #3 Animal Training? yikes!!!

  • 3PleasantGentlemen

    Man I can't wait to be an old white guy.

  • A BiPolar Guy

    I love all the code words they had to use to get these printed in those days. A few of them I've never heard before.

    • D_Mouse

      Is that what the "French" "Roman" and "Asian" (or was it "Oriental") were for?

      I shudder to ask, but any idea what they mean?

      • A BiPolar Guy

        Lots more is code though some seem obvious today, but not so much then. Others include expert horseman, home photography , tying, receptive, submissive, dominant, discrete, human behavior, rubber wear, probably I missed some.
        I'm surprised at the absence of Greek culture (anal) but roman is probably a synonym (memory fails me). French is oral if I recall, Oriental (it was the 60s we didn't say asian then) is probably B&D but I'm not sure. The asian dominatrix was (and maybe is) a popular fantasy. Witness one of the old Pink Panther moves where Kato turns Clouseau's apartment into a brothel when he is presumed dead, complete with an asian madame who chases the inspector with a whip (under the impression he wants this)

  • CallMeMaybe


  • Irwin

    TL DR

  • JAG

    WTF dad!

  • Iggy Catalpa

    This is the creepiest thing I've ever seen.




  • prostreet68

    I am afraid.

  • Aaron G

    Having a stressful day until I read these. Could not stop laughing! Good form chive, good form

  • JBB

    #3 #14 creepy

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  • fd_676

    #3 and #14 is the same guy!… And send a self addressed stamped envelope! Hilarious!!

  • phil

    #3 and #14 are the same pic…and in conclusion,this was a fake post,just like I closed.

  • Canucks_Rule

    #4 – totally not in a cult.

  • staring

    killing america one liberal ass at a time

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