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 firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: Hitching Post love. Please also attach a photo.
Out-of-the-box, divorced, white lady seeks white gentleman under 55. He should be open-minded, honest, loving, generous, health-conscious, non-smoking, non-religious, and a responsible drinker. I love cats, crafts, cooking and junk shops, and am looking for an intimate long-term relationship. Must have a landline. Please provide a photo.
I am a divorced gentleman of 69. I have no dependants. I would like to meet a lady between the ages of 55 and 65. I enjoy dancing and the outdoors, horse-riding, all types of sport and the good things in life. I’m sincere and have a great sense of humour. I am financially secure and seek a permanent relationship. Recent photo and contact number please.
Prince Charming, 7441
A 67-year-old respectable gentleman who is interested in the outdoors, correspondence, conversation and travelling would like to hear from a lady who enjoys similar interests.
Albertino Berea, 2198
White, handy gentleman, who loves animals, seeks an open-minded, non-religious lady who is house-proud, a wizard in the kitchen and not averse to unusual activities such as bungee jumping and midnight walks, for an intimate relationship. She must love all animals, including me. I am 49-years-old, 6ft tall and weigh 88kg. I have light brown hair, green eyes and a white beard. Willing to relocate.
You are there and I am here – do you know what that means? One of us is in the wrong place! How about it, Big Guy? Why don’t we get together, swap tales and spend some quality time together? I am a Christian, widowed, short and slim dancing human. What about you? Please reply with a cellphone number.
I am a young 61-year-old white male from Brakpan on the East Rand. I Iove singing and reading. I am seeking a friendship with a coloured, white or Indian lady who is slim, petite and a Christian, between the ages of 35 and 50. No party types. English or Afrikaans.
Ek is ’n 65-jarige dame, 1,7m lank, slank, aantreklik en jonk van gees. Ek is ’n nie-roker en drink nie. Ek is lief vir my Skepper, hou van die natuur, tuinwerk, lees, die see, en alles wat mooi is. Ek verlang ’n welopgevoede, opregte en eerbare Christenman, tussen 65 en 72 jaar oud.
Sweet Maria, 1619
I am a redhead, and like red wine, I mature with age. I am looking to spoil someone with lots of attention and warm, loving, tender care, in return for help in paying my bills.
I am a 35-year-old bombshell, seeking to explode someone’s world with my cheeky but mind-blowing personality, in return for financial help.
I have been widowed for five years, and am hoping to find that special person again. He should be between 65 and 70, kind, humble, independent and loving, with a good sense of humour. He should be outgoing, love the outdoors and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. I am a stable, fun-loving woman with a great sense of humour. I am 68 years-old, with medium blonde hair, brown eyes and weigh 55kg. Please reply with a photo and contact number. Can be Afrikaans or English.
I am a 58-year-old widow with Christian values. I am positive and self-supporting, and love children, animals, the outdoors and life’s simple pleasures. I have a good sense of humour, can laugh at myself and see the humour and the good in life. We all have our ups and downs – that is what life is about. Am a daughter, mother, grandmother and friend. I am a non-smoker and I love music and dancing. I want to meet an honest and moral man with the same values as me; someone to share the exciting challenge of getting to know someone new – someone special that can make the difference.
Just Me, 7580
I am seeking a Christian gentleman in his 70s. I am single and live in Pietermaritzburg. My interests include swimming, dancing, knitting, reading, walking and sport.
Lovely Lady, 3201
I am a 43-year-old, divorced Motswana man living in Gaborone. I am a businessman and farmer. I am looking for a white or coloured lady, between 23 and 35, with at least one child, for marriage. She must have good values, be caring, solvent and healthy. She should also be business-minded. I enjoy camping, wildlife, gardening, reading, watching football and gospel and rock ‘n’ roll music. I am a Christian and love God. Only serious women to respond. Please supply photos, a contact number and email address.