Recipe for thousands of awkward situations:

There are certain misconceptions regarding the jargon people use in drafting such ads. Many are still unaware that a “homely” girl doesn’t mean she happily does the household chores. ‘Homely’ means ‘unattractive’. Look up the dictionary.

Sure enough, Dictionary.com defines ‘homely’ as:

lacking in physical attractiveness; not beautiful; unattractive: a homely child.

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