Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. This paper focuses on self-presentation in dating ads and the strategies advertisers employ to construct their persona to attract and initiate responses from the desired other.Dating ads have experienced considerable structural changes in their transition from print media to online forms.Persons below the age of consent may not, by law, give consent, and sexual relations involving such persons may be punished by criminal sanctions similar to those for rape or sexual assault.Non-violent sexual contact with persons under the age of consent may be punished with varying degrees of severity, ranging from a misdemeanor with a simple fine, to a felony with a punishment equivalent to rape.And long after his death, the sun-kissed tropical gem that sits southeast of Aruba and about 40 miles north of Venezuela makes an ideal vacation spot, especially during hurricane season.That’s because Curaçao lies just outside the Hurricane Belt.The property was built in 1960 and has retained a retro vibe.
Long before Peter Stuyvesant left his mark on New York City, the Dutchman was in charge of an island called Curaçao. The ages of consent in the countries of Central America range from 14 to 18. These laws are situational and are subject to interpretation.That doesn’t mean a hurricane here is impossible, but it’s far more rare for one to hit here than on other Caribbean islands.“I’ve been working here 10 years and only remember one day in all that time when we had to cancel for bad weather,” says Zyta de Koeijer, a manager at Ocean Encounters Diving, one of the premier dive shops on the island.The analysis of examples from a corpus of Caribbean dating ads also shows how advertisers make use of particular cultural references, lexical items and spelling adaptations in their creation of an authentic Caribbean persona and as a means to establish common ground with a potential partner.