Lonely Hearts Clubs before the song?
May 21, 2014 1:23 PM Subscribe
What, exactly, was a Lonely Hearts' Club? Was it a personals ad service? A "marriage bureau" such as one still sees
in societies where arranged marriage is common? An actual club of people that would put on events? All of the above?
posted by wnissen to Human Relations (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The topic is hard to search for since it is shared with one of the most popular songs ever, but I found some results in in Google Books. E.g.: "The Lonely Hearts Club furnished its members with lengthy lists of possible social and matrimonal aspirants for a stipulated fee of $1.00 per year." However, I would love to find some sources that engage more fully with what they were and how they operated.