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Cactus_Wren — October 26, 2013
So the question is, which is the more horrifying fate for a woman: marriage with a man not conventionally "handsome", or being relegated to the dread status of Old Maid?
Larry Charles Wilson — October 26, 2013
Is there still such a person as an "Old Maid" in the U.S.A.?
Sunday Morning Medicine | Nursing Clio — October 27, 2013
[…] The fright of marrying an ugly man. […]
Lunad — October 27, 2013
I suspect, though I have no evidence, that these are halloween anti-valentines.
pepe_br99 — November 3, 2013
Why should anyone settle for an ugly partner?
DeeDee — October 29, 2014
The link seems to have been hijacked.