Dating guide for women 1938
An old rule and a good one is ‘Avoid the appearance of evil.’ It is still very true that men value little those girls who have no strong sense of propriety themselves." Well, you SHOULD value yourselves, ladies. Because today a complete playback reached his blushing ears!But despite what "Amy Vanderbilt’s New Complete Book of Etiquette" (1952) says, you probably aren't considered a tramp nowadays if you hang out at a dude's place."When she looks at a boy she has never met or has just been introduced to with half-lidded eyes and lips poised to be kissed, she is teasing." So basically, don't fall in love, ladies -- at least according to an article in a 1952 issue of "The Girlfriend and the Boyfriend" magazine."All those sweet nothings he whispered in the car last night... Only a chrome dome broadcasts her Romeo's romancing. " Ok, we admit that you shouldn't kiss and tell, even in today's Facebook age.
The man needs it in driving, and it annoys him very much to have to turn around to see what's behind him." Today, ladies can pretty much do what they want -- including telling a man to shove his annoyance you-know-where."Social conventions can do very little to protect a girl really bent on getting into difficulties.This is clearly excellent advice for having a good convo, but also for a good time.Why would you want to talk about anything else other than the fish old mate nearly caught on the weekend?" A 1945 ad for Dentyne gum published in "Family Circle" magazine had quite a few ideas about how a young woman could "manage a man.""Remember your most important job is to build up and maintain his ego (which gets bruised plenty in business).Morale is a woman's business." A WOMAN' S BUSINESS, you guys.
Perhaps, in that case, they might want to take a look at this vintage romance advice from the 1930s, 40s and 50s… It’s a wonder your grandparents ever got together at all.