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
I am a white male of 54 years, divorced and looking for a white female partner of similar age. I am 1,75m tall and weigh 80kg. I am poor, but self-sufficient and no meal-ticket. I am an Afrikaans Druid looking for a woman, not a welfare case! I like animals and plants; planning to settle on my plot in the Karoo on retirement or resignation at the opportune time! I want a woman who isn’t into verbal diarrhoea, mental squatting or politically correct social behaviour, somebody who’s a doer and not a talker. I smoke and am not interested in converting to anything prescribed by a woman. I don’t drink and expect the same, as alcohol tends to bring the monkey out in humans. She must be a bit of an arty, hippie-type, earthy person, preferably without dependants. I also prefer a brunette.
Let’s settle in Karoo
Attention Oupas! Ouma (62) seeking Oupa 70-plus. Must love dogs. Must love God. Must love people. Must love the sea. Must love movies. I am all of the above; let’s meet.
Must Love Dogs
A mature 53-year-old black, hard-working, divorced mother of three well-balanced children. I am friendly, sensible, affectionate and full of life. I am a social golfer who enjoys morning walks/jogs, gym and meditation. As a post-graduate I value education and have a positive mindset. I intend travelling the globe in the coming years. I would love to date again; hopefully this will lead to a long-lasting companionship. I uphold honesty, self-respect, respect for others, trust, empathy and openness. I would like to hear from gentlemen of any race. Preferably 1,6m or more tall, physically and mentally healthy, a professional who loves fun and adventure. He must value life, be a non-smoker, occasional drinker, fit and enjoy some sport. If you are willing to start afresh, I am here.
Jozi Fresh Start
Mature, kind, loving, widow seeking male friend 60-plus with sober habits who doesn’t smoke. I like reading, needlework, TV, pot plants, animals, etc. Look forward to hearing from you.
I’m a 47-year-old divorced woman, seeking the companionship of a male, between the ages of 47 and 49. I’m a Christian Indian woman, working and very independent. I live in Johannesburg.
To all you handsome 55 to 60-year-old retirement-seeking men out there: I have the ideal solution for you. Are you a healthy, intelligent, financially secure man? Do you have your own transport? Are you a fairly good handyman with a zest for life, the outdoors and a love for animals? If so, I can offer companionship, friendship, love and even a long-term relationship. A home to share by the sea with wonderful fishing, weather, environment and a lifestyle away from the mad crowds and city lights. I am a slim, small brunette of 56. English speaking and am looking for that extra special man to share my life with (you’ve got to be out there somewhere). If you are interested, drop me a line with a recent photo and email address.
Hopefully optimistic, 5264
Attractive career lady (56) with Christian values would like to befriend a gentleman (59 to 64) with similar values and interests, with a zest for the outdoor life, caravanning, camping and travelling. Preferably a professional gentleman who is financially secure, presentable, a non-smoker, moderate drinker with a sense of humour and adventure. If you live in the Durban/Pietermaritzburg area, please write to me and you will have a companion and perhaps even a lifelong relationship.
Think alike KZN, 3201
Do you feel the need and the longing to have someone in your life? A bit of adventure before it is too late? Are you aged between 68 and 75, in good health and financially secure? I am hoping to meet a respectable gentleman, a family man, white, with sober habits, and a non-smoker. Social drinking is acceptable. I am a healthy, young at heart, down to earth widow, white and independent. I would be a loyal and sincere partner. Please write to me if I meet your expectations.
Extremely active 50-year-old, very unconventional in many ways. My pets are my life. No hang-ups, no emotional baggage, easy company. Love the farm lifestyle. Independent, no debt, no children, love baking and cooking. Healthy lifestyle. Practical approach to things.
Unconventional woman, 7407
I am a white guy aged 41. I am romantic, loving, funny and love life. I am adventurous. I enjoy the outdoors, as in hiking, nature, animals, fishing and camping. I am a non-smoker and drink socially, I’m 1,81m tall. I’m looking for friendship that will turn into a relationship. You must have similar interests. I live in the midlands of KZN. Please write to me, including a photo and cell number.
Be mine, 3275