Can you believe the 1950s were almost 70 years ago? Time flies, and things have changed a lot over the years — particularly when it comes to dating.
If you’re at all in doubt about that fact, just take a look at this article full of dating tips from 1958.
Kim Marx-Kuczynski of Madison, Wisconsin, shared photos of an article called “129 Ways to Get a Husband” on Facebook. She found the article in an old 1958 issue of McCall’s.
“My boyfriend John Bascynski spotted it at a rummage sale and pointed it out. I bought it for a dollar,” Kim told Bored Panda.
After realizing how fascinating and hilarious the article was, Kim took photos of the text and posted them online.
Her post now has over 2,700 comments, and when you see these dating tips, you’ll understand exactly why.
“In the United States today there are sixteen million women over the age of seventeen who are not married,” the article begins. “Presumably the vast majority of them would like to be.”
Then there’s a list of 129 dating tips, many of which are, frankly, absurd. Some highlights include crying softly in a corner, carrying a hatbox, and stowing away on a battleship. Single women, take notes.