Don’t take it personal …

Xpress personals are no more. We apologize to users of this service.

The personals brought many a couple together — albeit, sometimes briefly — but over time, we have witnessed the gradual migration of personals activity to the Internet, where a number of services are available, to the point where print-version personals are no longer economically viable.

In the process, we also discontinued our Xpress online personals, although we are investigating possible options for the future. Stay tuned at MountainX.com … and let us know what you’d like to see in a local online personals service by leaving comments below.

— Jon Elliston, managing editor

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About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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9 thoughts on “Don’t take it personal …

  1. Jason Bugg

    But how will I be able to find a local woman between the ages of 35-45 who are down for a threesome?

  2. lumina

    two of my best friends, together for over 10 years now, met through the xpress print personals. they have the ad framed and hung in the living room …

    go with nerve/salon/onion personals base … they’re really fun to read! much better questions …

  3. limabeancounter

    I just hope you don’t get rid of the adult stress-away ads… they too have brought many people together. Ahhh… I’ll always have the APD website.

  4. Ex-Pat

    But…but… where else shall a person in WNC find another who likes long walks and movies?

  5. September Girl

    Darn, I guess I can take this fantasy off my list:

    I was tired of my lady
    We’d been together too long
    Like a worn-out recording
    Of a favorite song
    So while she lay there sleeping
    I read the paper in bed
    And in the personal columns
    There was this letter I read

    “If you like Pina Coladas
    And getting caught in the rain
    If you’re not into yoga
    If you have half a brain
    If you’d like making love at midnight
    In the dunes on the Cape
    Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for
    Write to me and escape.”

  6. mountainman

    Good point limabeancounter, that’s the best idea the police have had in a long time! I don’t have to waste gas anymore driving around looking for love in all the wrong places, now I just go to the APD website or better yet watch the TV in the comfort of my own living room, and find a picture of the lovely ladies I like, write down the names, look them up in the phonebook and schedule a “date” at MY convenience, you know because ho’s are just like the police, they’re never around when you need one! Oh gotta go, I see good one, where’s my pencil and paper?

  7. camille777

    Then how will I track down where my old (very old) boyfriend’s putting his new personal ad now that he’s ditched me? He always used Mountain Express. Total bummer! I guess I’ll have to find a new special someone, after all.

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