For singletons of the fairer sex, sometimes online dating can closely resemble a hellish merry-go-round where one sifts through batches of duds disguised as studs and armed with equally bad grammar and breath. The fleeting moments of connection with a prospective suitor; the avoidance of that awkward kiss goodbye.Then for a moment, it becomes apparent that flying solo can be fabulous -- until it's not.However, the serial number on the machine is from 1949.Therefore, the following dates can be considered to be "close".LOOK: First posted on the Tumblr blog I Love Charts, the genius home-made graphic is the work of blogger Meghan Mess. I was feeling good and made a little illustration about my internet dating cycle. ” or “successfully land a boyfriend.” Obviously I haven’t figured out how to do that.
The markings below show which tangs where used and when.But if men have such a tough time, why would they be making Excel spreadsheets to manage their numerous liaisons.First, let me say Thank You for having played in this playground with me!To get a little more help in determining the age of your jar, visit the Minnetrista Heritage Collection and do a keyword search on “Ball jar.” Match your jar to one of those listed and check the dates.You can also go to the Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club website, click on “When was my Ball jar made? Join the Club While you’re there, check out the entire Midwest Antique Fruit Jar and Bottle Club web site. If you’re interested and close by, attend one of the club’s meetings, which meets regularly at Minnetrista. You’ll meet enthusiastic and knowledgeable jar collectors, including club president Dick Cole.The number has nothing to do with when the jar was made.Two Online Resources Now you know that you can determine an approximate age from the logo and that the big number on the bottom won’t help—even a “13,” but that’s a story for another day.But, you say, how can the date 1884 be correct, since you have a jar embossed with a patent date of 1858. Most machines would have from eight to ten molds, all making the same type of jar.That was the date when John Mason received his patent for the threaded screw-type closure, and it appears on many different brands of jars. Check the logos below against the logo on your jar. Ignore the Mold Number How about that big number on the bottom of many jars? The quality control people used the number on the bottom of the jar to identify which mold was producing bad jars.It has been a fun ride to create and operate this site for the past nine years and I have enjoyed getting to know everyone!I have appreciated both your support and enthusiasm. (Ok a few people have been annoying but most of you are AWESOME!!! As much fun as I have had, it has been a very expensive new business and I am going to have to throw in the towel. I hope all of you find the love and happiness that you are looking for and who knows, I may see you again some day!