A magazine article from 1958 that advises women on ‘how to attract a partner’ has surfaced on the Internet and went absolutely viral.
The title is “129 Ways To Get A Husband”. and it was featured in American magazine McCall’s. It included a number of tips, ranging from bizarre and desperate to downright sexist and politically incorrect.
Some of them are absolutely cringy:
“24. Don’t be afraid to associate with more attractive girls; they may have some leftovers.”
“115. Rent a billboard and post your picture and telephone number on it.” Way before social media!
“124. Make and sell toupees—bald men are easy catches!”
“58. Get a sunburn.”
“102. Make your home comfortable when he calls—large ashtrays, comfortable chairs.”
Some are actually really good health advice:
“55. Take good care of your health. Men don’t like girls who are ill.”
“72. Don’t whine—girls who whine stay on the vine.”
“60. Go on a diet if you need to.”
And there’s this gem that cannot be denied:
“121. Stand on a busy street corner with a lasso.”