lonely-hearts

lone·ly-hearts

or lone·ly·hearts (lōn′lē-härts′)
adj.
Of or relating to people who are looking for companions or marriage partners: a lonely-hearts column in the newspaper.

lone′ly-hearts`



adj.
of or for people seeking counseling or companionship to bring love or romance into their lives.
[1930–35]
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Kristofor McCarty, from Northumbria University, who led the study, said: "A quick browse of lonely-hearts ads will confirm that women look for a good sense of humour in a potential partner - our research may explain why this is the case.
Packs of pensioners hogging the streets on mobility scooters, robot slaves and hordes of lonely-hearts looking for love on a 3G mobile phone are the bleak, and bizarre, future visions of a supermarket chain.
LONELY-hearts are being targeted by internet gangs to defraud them of thousands of pounds, a documentary claims tonight.
Deborah Strang and Mark Bramhall, on the other hand, beautifully play middle-age lonely-hearts Rosemary and Howard.
A COVENTRY woman who conned her lonely-hearts lover out of pounds 26,000 by lying about having terminal cancer was yesterday forced to hand it all back.
West's vision of the horror and emptiness of modern life is established most effectively in his two best works, <IR> MISS LONELY-HEARTS </IR> (1933) and <IR> THE DAY OF THE LOCUST </IR> (1939).
A PERVERT who placed a lonely-hearts ad to meet a mother and then preyed on her son was jailed for life yesterday.
Attorney Harland Braun has said often that Bakley's shady past, including her reported bilking of men online and through lonely-hearts ads, means many others would have had motives to kill her.
TV star Lisa Rogers is set to help Welsh lonely-hearts search for love - and break a world record at the same time.
He contends that Bakley was running a lonely-hearts club out of the guest cottage behind Blake's house, and that any of the men she defrauded had the motive to kill her.
Bakley and the baby lived in a cottage behind Blake's Studio City home, where the victim ran a lonely-hearts scam, sending letters and nude photos of herself to men who sent her money.