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These Dating Tips For Single Ladies From 1938 Are Truly Worlds Apart!

These Dating Tips For Single Ladies From 1938 Are Truly Worlds Apart!

Don’t look bored, smudge his handkerchief with lipstick, talk to other men, cry or caress him in public. Got all that?

All the ladies out there, did you know it was once considered highly uncool to discuss garments around a man on a date? Decades ago, the only way to getting a fella to put a ring on it was highly dependant on keeping your feelings, lady secrets, and essentially any sign of individuality or humanity under control (and furthermore sitting appropriately). And in the late 1930s, you would not have wanted to be 'That Woman'

Along similar lines, Retronaut uncovered this magazine article from 1938, which gives some truly disastrous dating tips to single ladies that will render her totally lifeless — yet presumably married! Hurray! We don't know how accommodating any lady would find these tips to be, even in 1938, however, let's take a look: 

1. Don't keep him waiting 

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2. Makeup needs to be done in private  

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3. Never look bored 

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4. Don't be careless 

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5. Stockings shouldn't be wrinkled 

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6. Don't use the car mirror for makeup 

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7. No PDA allowed 

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8. Don't show emotions 

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9. Your full attention belongs to him 

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10. Don't discuss clothes 

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11. Ladies, don't drink too much 

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12. Don't pass out! 

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13. The end! 

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However, as appalling as the above-listed tips might sound to you, it was a rather common practice for magazines in the old days to send out regular dating tips for single people, especially women! Along similar lines, take a look at this '129 Ways to Get a Husband' Article From 1958: 

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