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A2 Pilot coursework
I have chosen to base my investigation on dating adverts that have been placed in the Guardian by Guardian readers. It is assumed that they all have similar interests due to them all being a reader of the same newspaper and obviously are single and looking for a partner. I have decided to investigate the ways men and woman describe themselves physically and personally and whether or not men and woman stick to their language stereotypes. I believe that I will find a trend were woman will describe themselves physically a lot more than their personal interests and men will describe their interests. I also believe that woman will seem tentative with how they describe themselves and men will typically get straight to the point. I have found that some of the woman who posted an advert in the soulmates dating page hasn’t always stuck to the language that is typical of them to do so. Various women tend to be picky and decelerate when describing what they want in a man, ‘tall, unpretentious bloke’. This is seen as an uncommon feature of woman’s language due to the fact that they are usually tentative and edge around the point. However, due to the fact they seem to have a word count of some sort the woman will have had to be short and sweet when writing. This meaning they will be bending the ways they speak or write.
I also found that ‘attract’, ‘curvaceous’ and several other adjectives were used frequently. Most women were beginning their advert with usually three adjectives to describe themselves physically. Then would describe what they are seeking in their perfect man. Mainly focusing on what they want in a man rather than what they in fact are. This could link to the theory that woman would rather listen to somebody rather than continuously speak about themselves. Perhaps when woman were writing their advert they felt subconsciously uncomfortable…...

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