Here's the actual letter I used to write back the women that answered my national personal ads. This letter was very successful and I got a lot of positive responses with it. Modify it to fit your situation.

Dear Susan:

Thank you for answering my ad in "Globe Magazine." I really appreciated your lovely photo. On the basis of your "sweet" letter and photo, I've come to the conclusion that you are a very nice person and the type of woman I've been looking for. I sincerely hope we get a chance to meet, for I feel that a woman like you could make my life happy in many ways. My main goal in life at this time is to meet an unmarried and unattached woman who is sincerely interested in marriage to a one-woman man. I'm not concerned about your religion or economic status as these things are unimportant to me. What's important to me is your truthfulness, honesty, and loyalty. If married to me, you would not have to work if you didn't want to. However, if you did want to work I would prefer that you help me with my publishing business. All this would consist of would be filling orders for books during your leisure hours at home. Again, you would not be required to work because I have enough earning power and education for the both of us. If married to you, I will share all the wealth I've accumulated in the past and future on an equal basis. As my wife, lover and friend, everything is half yours and I'm a very unselfish person.

I'm white, single, educated, refined, generous, well-informed on all subjects, intelligent, good-looking, well-groomed, and have a good sense of humor. I know how to treat a lady and I know I could satisfy and fulfill your needs like you've never experienced before. I'm extremely affectionate and very romantic. I love candlelight dinners, fireplaces, holding hands, walking hand in hand along the beach at sunset, and bubble baths. Also, I love to shower the "woman in my life" with lots of kisses and tokens of affection such as flowers, cards, gifts, etc. I will accept you as you are and would not try to change you. I think it's very important for a woman to be "herself." I would want to expand your life and not try to suppress it in any manner. I'm not the jealous, domineering, and possessive type at all. If married to me you would remain independent and could pursue and enjoy all the activities that you enjoy. Also, if married to me you would know of my whereabouts and what I was doing at all times. I love traveling and take many long trips. As my wife you would become my traveling companion. I have been in 43 states and 26 foreign countries. There's nothing I wouldn't enjoy more than seeing interesting places with the woman I love.

I'm very modern man in all respects and very up-to-date with the times. I don't live in the past and live one day at a time with a positive outlook.

My leisure activities include mountain-climbing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, bowling, playing the organ and guitar, and all sports. Also, I enjoy eating out, good music of all kinds, live theatre, reading, going to movies, and good conversation.

I'm very mature and well-established and financially secure. You would never have to worry about money or financial security if married to me. Your physical looks are not of the utmost importance to me. I'm more interested in "inner beauty." I'll take a warm-hearted plain-looking woman any day over a pretty lady with a cold heart. I'll have to admit that it is nice to have a very beautiful woman to look at, but physical
beauty is an attribute that fades with age, giving way to wrinkles and added weight.

In case you're wondering why I answered your ad. Well it can be summed up in Johnny Lee's hit song, "Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places." In the past I've gone to nightclubs to meet the opposite sex. All I've gotten out of this is shallow relationships and the all too common, "one night stand." The women I meet don't seem to be interested in a meaningful relationship. They just want to play the field. I just can't handle all the game playing in clubs. That's why I wrote you. At least I know you're looking for a meaningful relationship and someone to love just as I am.

I am a very easygoing and easy to please. I also believe in sharing responsibilities on an equal basis. I love to cook. I'd share all the domestic chores with you and I'm no perfectionist when it comes to housecleaning.

I must be totally honest with you and tell you that I consider sex very important in marriage. I have a strong, passionate, and healthy sex drive. It would be important to me that you have a healthy attitude towards sex and have a desire to keep your man satisfied and fulfilled in this important area. Concerning children, if you desired to have children, that would be OK with me. If you didn't desire to have children that would be OK also. I'd be happy with you with or without children.

If you're still interested, Susan, I would like to hear from you again real soon. At the bottom of this letter you will find my home and business phone numbers. Feel free to call me anytime. Please tell me about yourself, the things you enjoy, your goals in life, and anything you have strong feelings about. This would be helpful to evaluate the things we have in common and if we could get along in a close relationship (marriage).

I have a lot to offer you as a husband, lover, and friend and if you're interested, I would like for us to meet and spend some time together to determine if we are compatible and if we could become deeply involved in a relationship. If this worked out favorably and we hit it off real well, I would favor us getting married soon. Being that distance separates us, it would be difficult to have a long courtship involving numerous trips and dates. A conventional courtship would definitely be out of the question.

So if you're disappointed and tired of what you've had up till now and want to settle down, and ready for a first-class man to come into your life and treat you like a Queen and fill your life with love and happiness, please write or call me without further delay. If you can recognize a truly sincere letter, then you'll know that this is "the real thing."