Our goal is simple: to add love, romance and fun to the lives of single people.We're one of the oldest and best-known dating communities on the web, and we have a unique, and very popular, secret weapon our intelligent two-way matching feature.Last night the minicab driver was named as Cyriac Joseph, a father-of-two from Nottingham and a self-made businessman.He was killed at the scene and his devastated loved ones gathered at his home in shock last night including close frend Manu Zachariah who described him as someone who was 'always there when you need him'.Police have arrested six people at Notting Hill Carnival for offences ranging from being drunk a disorderly to assaulting a police officer.Others were arrested for possession of drugs and assault.
The taxi driver who was killed alongside seven others was taking a visiting Indian family to start their dream European holiday when a 'drunk lorry smashed into their minibus' on the M1 at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire on Saturday morning.
Less-Than-Fun fact: homosexuality was outlawed and punishable by death in the UK by wife-murderer Henry VIII and continued to be illegal until 1967. A., anyone accused of being a "sodomite" doing "buggery" was also legally sentenced to death as of 1776.) Coded words, female names and other signals in personals were channels to privately expressing vulnerability and find companionship that society forbade.
During this time, gathering sites for gay men known as Molly Houses were subject to regular raids by law enforcement. 1727: Women Get Smacked Down for Expressing Personal Desire In 1727, Englishwoman Helen Morrison became the first woman to place an ad in a Lonely Hearts column.
One of the earliest personals ever placed was by a 30-year-old man, with "a very good estate', announcing he was in search of 'some good young gentlewoman that has a fortune of £3,000 or thereabouts." (£3,000 is equivalent to roughly £300,000 today.
#Shamelessly Seeking Sugar Momma...) 1700s: Personal Ads for Homosexual Safety Personal ads were one of the only ways for the gay and lesbian communities to meet discreetly and safely at this time.