How to write to the Hitching post
1. Use 40 words or less.
2. Make sure your address is correct and legible.
3. Your request must be signed. Under no circumstances may ads or replies be submitted under the name of another person.
4. Don't forget to supply a pseudonym.
5. The service is free and confidential.
6. Open to unmarried people aged 18 and over.
How to reply to a letter
1. Requests may be submitted in either English or Afrikaans.
2. Send your reply to us in a stamped, sealed envelope with the pseudonym of the person to whom it should be forwarded and date of issue in which the ad appeared written in pencil.
3. SA stamps only to be used. Stick stamps on all reply envelopes, then enclose them in your covering envelope.
4. Agencies are not permitted to use this service.
Correspondence – both for placing an ad or replying to one – should be addressed to: Hitching Post, Farmer’s Weekly, PO Box 1797, Pinegowrie 2123
Have you met your loved one or a friend through our Hitching Post column? We would love to hear your story. Send us a letter not more than 200 words of how you met your partner or friend to email@example.com Subject line: Hitching Post love. Please also attach a photo.
I am a 44-year-old lady with high-maintenance looks and a down-to-earth attitude. I am wholesome with great family values and I seek the love of a sincere, established man. I embrace life, am passionate and compassionate, and would like to find a big-hearted farmer in the Karoo.
Life is meant for two, 2010
I am a sentimental, lovely lady looking for a lifelong partner. I’m attractive, outgoing and confident, bubbly and cuddly. I want an old-fashioned house with an old-fashioned fence and an old-fashioned millionaire. He must be kind with a generous spirit to match my own. He must be between 55 and 60. If he is over 60, I am willing to reconsider, but only if he is not a moaner! He must be a non-smoker and virile. Please send a recent photo and cellphone number.
I am a kind and caring widow with special qualities. I seek a lasting relationship with a gentleman of 70+ and sober habits who is sincere, genuine and preferably a non-smoker. He must be genuine and financially independent. My interests are general. Please reply with your phone numbers.
Genuine Request, 2192
I am a Christian woman looking for her lifelong partner in a committed relationship. My ideal man should be between the ages of 58 and 63, healthy and a non-smoker. I love nature and would like to travel SA. I am friendly, attractive and have a good sense of humour. Please send a recent photo and a telephone number.
Looking for Mr Right, 2118
I am an attractive, confident, friendly, full-figured and fun-loving 58-year-old woman with a good sense of humour and an outgoing personality. I enjoy life, gardening, movies, music, especially 702’s Solid Gold on weekends, nature, reading and seaside holidays in KwaZulu-Natal. I live in Randburg and my ideal gentleman should reside within 100km radius of Johannesburg, be semi-retired or retired, of similar age and a non-smoker. Please send a recent photo and cellphone number.
Much to offer, 2118
I am a retired well-educated male in my mid-60s and located in the Karoo. I have black-grey hair, brown eyes, am 1,75m and weigh 83kg – I will still be handsome for an intelligent and well-groomed lady. I am a Christian, refined, decent, honest and romantic man. Only well-educated ladies between the ages of 50 and 60 should reply.
Passionate Soulmate, 6985
I am 64 years old, have grey hair, brown eyes and weigh 95kg. I am a white male and like gardening, animals, music, cooking, exercise and going to church. I am caring, romantic, loving, soft-hearted and do not smoke or drink. I am looking for a white female between 55 and 65 years, preferably a non-smoker and non-drinker. I would like to have a companion who is willing to share her life with me, so we could grow older together. Please reply with a recent photo and cellphone number.
Flowers for you, Vaal
I am a 40-year-old white female looking for a companion between the ages of 35 and 50 around the Gauteng/Limpopo areas. He must be financially independent with no hang-ups and love the bush, wildlife and dogs. I enjoy braais, socials, the outdoors and cannot wait to meet a like-minded person who is intelligent, fun, honest and has a sense of humour. Please send a recent photo and contact details.
Bush baby, 0909
I‘m a 57-year-old ex-Rhodesian lady, 1,73m tall with fair hair and blue eyes. I’m a divorced teacher with three adult kids. I am looking for a man of a similar age who shares similar interests – the outdoors, Mediterranean food, classical music and jazz, a braai, current events, reading and movies. An Edenvale resident, I am happy, outgoing, friendly and would like a special man to share my life with.
I am an out-of-the-box, divorced white lady who loves cats, crafts and cooking. I seek a gentle, kind and generous man who is white, a non-smoker and a responsible drinker. He must be living a healthy lifestyle, be under 50, enjoy reading and be looking for a permanent relationship. Please send a recent photo and contact numbers.
I am a 29-year-old Afrikaans-speaking girl looking for a great guy. I am 1,75m tall with brown hair and green eyes. I enjoy dancing, good music and cooking. I have a great sense of humour, am fun-loving, honest and trustworthy. I would like to meet non-smoking guys between the ages of 30 and 35. Please include photos and phone numbers.
Great Catch, 7500
I am a 29-year-old man from Botswana, with a passion for agriculture, looking for a lady between the ages of 24 and 29. She should have the same attributes and always be aiming for success.
Live for success, Botswana