QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 19th Century?

QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 19th Century?

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It’s hard to be considered "dateable" in the modern age. You have to be smart, funny, and in possession of at least three to five decent selfies with good lighting. I don’t have any of that, so I thought I’d check and see if people would have found me more desirable in the 19th century, a time when pretty much all you had to do was smile sweetly and upwards of ten suitors would be jockeying to take you off your family’s hands (for a dowry of $10,000 and twelve cows, of course).

What I discovered is that I would be about as dateable in the 19th century as I am now, which is to say not at all. How dateable would you be?

1. Are you the oldest sibling, the youngest, or a middle child?

2. How wealthy is your family?

3. Do you have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, and dancing?

4. How old are you?

5. Describe your personality.

6. Are you well-versed in either French, German, or Latin?

7. Has anyone ever accused you of having poor conduct?

8. How is your health?

9. Do you know how to manage a household?

10. Rate your attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10.

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