noun[usually as modifier]
A person looking for a lover or romantic partner by advertising in a newspaper or online: we met through the lonely hearts ads lonely hearts looking for soulmates
More example sentences
- He has tried lonely hearts columns in local newspapers a few times.
- Linda Harris relates how, after the numbness of widowhood wore off, she found love again through the lonely hearts column of her local newspaper.
- Did you meet someone through our lonely hearts columns or has your business gone from strength to strength through advertising with us?
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Syllabification: lone·ly heart
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