Dating is a disaster now but imagine what it would be like in 1860's... Well Max Roser, a researcher at the University of Oxford, found out when he discovered this personal ad from the 1860's.
First of all, this guy sounds like a real down-to-earth dude. His teeth are straight and his potatoes are bully. I don't know what else a girl could be looking for.
I truly hope he found someone up in Maine those years ago. And ladies, the next time you're on Tinder, think about this fellow when judging your potential suitors.