Start Dating guide for women 1938

Dating guide for women 1938

“Don’t talk while dancing.” This wonderful nugget, via the blog Sad and Useless, was actually part of a bizarre illustrated dating guide for women in 1938 (which, in the past few years, has made the Internet go crazy with pointing and laughing).

Compliment him on his physical prowess, his mental acumen, his good looks, his virility. It talks about how girls should be fun and attractive and appreciate boys and it is wonderful. “Never wear earrings” Obviously things were a little different when this item was published in 1912. “Say shocking things—he’ll be too stunned to realize what a bad conversationalist you are.” This amazingly outdated advice comes from Art Unger’s The Cool Book: A Teen-Agers Guide to Survival in a Square Society, circa 1961.

I can’t really see this one working more than once.

Given that the situation hasn’t changed much, at least in India, and women are still expected to live up to insane standards, why not take a cue from these tormented women in these vintage pictures?

Don't look bored, smudge his handkerchief with lipstick, talk to other men, cry or caress him in public. As well as an era of economic and emotional restraint, it was an age of elegance where the ideal woman was epitomised by the likes of Katherine Hepburn and Greta Garbo, actresses known for their poise in the company of the opposite sex.

Gillette Blade Date Codes (and earlier lot systems) were imprinted on one side of the blade as a series of letters and/ or numbers, or on the cartridge.

The participation of women in photography goes back to the very origins of the process.

I mean, “Don’t drink too much, as a man expects you to keep your dignity all evening.

Drinking may make some girls seem clever, but most get silly” “Careless women never appeal to gentlemen, Don’t talk while dancing, for when a man dances he wants to dance.” The last image in this series is the true winner though…

To begin with, ladies, you can’t look bored or unconscious even if you are.

If you want that guy in your life, pretend to take interest in him.

Other items on the don’t list: Don’t sit in awkward positions, don’t use the car mirror to put on makeup and don’t talk too much to the waiter at your restaurant. Also this gem: “The man has one set of standards for himself and another for you.