Responding to a dating ad
Jane Austen would be aghast at the behavior of her gender in the 21st century! Could you be confusing her with Lady Catherine de Bourgh, who allows no room for context when she issues directives?
For example, asking a person how he or she became interested in rock climbing is far more likely to get a response than sending a message that simply says, “What’s up? For example, while you may be interested in meeting someone who’s within five miles from you and falls into a certain age range, there may only be a few people who meet this description.
The researchers therefore predicted that online personal ads placed by women would receive more replies to the extent that they emphasized physical attractiveness.
Likewise, they expected ads placed by men to receive more replies if they focused on professional success. The ads were text-only, with no photos, which as you know is not the typical online dating experience.
She gave ample evidence of being familiar with the tendency of eligible ladies to put themselves forward, as well as that of eligible gentlemen to examine the field.
Still, there is a significant difference between an Assembly at Bath and a flier that is advertising goods to the general public.