'Situation wanted': Arizona newspaper ads were the dating apps of the early 1900s
It's officially February, which means it’s time to take a few minutes to talk about dating.
These days, a lot of people begin the dating ritual by swiping left or right. But long before the internet age, things weren’t so different. Single folks searched the local paper for a hookup — or a husband.
Just in time for Valentine's season, Arizona newspaper librarian Sativa Peterson dug into the earliest personal ads she could find in those papers. And she found a Valentine’s gold mine.
The Show spoke with Peterson to learn about these so-called matrimonial ads from days past and to find out what’s changed, and what hasn’t.