Skip to comments.'Never look bored... even if you are': Vintage dating guide
Posted on 12/05/2017 11:13:26 AM PST by mairdie
The illustrated guide, which was published by Click Parade magazine in the US in 1938 and recently resurfaced online, includes a string of warnings modern girls would baulk at; from minimising their alcohol intake to always looking interested - even if their date's chat is less than scintillating.
Ladies wishing to touch up their make-up were also warned never to do in front of a man - only in private - and urged not to make conversation on the dancefloor.
Read on for more 'tips' that will make you thankful you're on the dating scene in 2017.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
We've come a long way baby, from 1938.
I pretty much knew a date was over when the girl ran away screaming.
And that was the blind dates at their front door.
I have a book called The Art of Dating from the 1950’s.
It says that after marriage the man will have needs. The women may or may not actively participate in the process.
They always laugh at this stuff like the Radfem culture today is so superior.
Yep true. Some of this seems dated, but some, such as don’t drink too much, makes sense in any generation.
During a blind date, my sister excused herself saying she was going to the restroom, leaving her date at the dinner table. She went home. He had voted for Clinton.
Was that wrong? Should she not have done that? ;)
I consider that just the beginning.
I would probably never be able to date at my age because as a mature adult over 50 you actually care about other people’s feelings.
As a cocky 18-year old you’re fine with the Homer Simpson blow-off. “Dear Baby, Welcome to Dumpsville. Population: YOU!”
She only had a butter knife?
Clearly, your parents raised her well.
Every year our Catholic girls high school gave us a week off normal studies and brought in an etiquette coach. Many of what she taught I still remember, like never looking behind you for a chair, but just moving your leg back until you felt the chair, and then sitting gracefully.
On dating, we were told to wait in the car for the boy to open the door. But we were also warned that it was okay to get out ourselves after half an hour.
On dressing for a date we were told that if the fashion was to paint your ear lobes gold, we should wait until EVERYONE had painted their ear lobes and then to paint ours a pale gold.
The idea that “strong independent” feminists of the last 2-3 generations are happier than women in the 30s is laughable. Statistics alone bear out what a disaster 3rd wave feminism has been. It gave us Hillarious and her ilk...need I say more? Men today have wised up, and are pushing back in a big way. Gig’s up, girls.
I stayed away from girls who had a house with a second story with a window above the porch.
Some of them watched those old movies with castles.
I’m telling you, having potato soup poured on you will really put an end to a date.
One of the best Homer Simpson lines of all time (and there are so many)!
I do like this one:
“Heres to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of lifes problems.”
Actually the opposite is true.
“We’ve come a long way baby, from 1938.”
True. These days most men treat women like whores and most women would be offended if they were treated like ladies.
Im a girl and even I think that dates boobs look weird.
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