Here's How To Bag Yourself A Husband - According To The 1950s

There's no denying finding true love is hard, but luckily for you an article on dating advice has resurfaced from the 1950s.

That's right, ladies. Put down Tinder and cancel your plans for speed dating tonight as the article from a 1958 edition of American magazine McCall's is doing the rounds on social media, and it's guaranteed to find you a man.

And don't worry, there's not just one tip to follow so you can find a husband - in fact, there's hundreds of them.

Credit: Facebook/McCall's
Credit: Facebook/McCall's

So, where can you find him? McCall's suggests purchasing a pooch so you accidentally bump into Mr Right while on a dog walk, or you could make your car break down at 'strategic places' so he can fix it for you.

If you're really taking things seriously, the magazine suggests using census reports to find places with the most single men to give yourself the best chance possible.

In the 1950s, Neveda would be your go-to place, but more recent 2016 reports suggest it's either London, Isles of Scilly, Suffolk or Cumbria.

Credit: Facebook/McCall's
Credit: Facebook/McCall's

The magazine even advises analysing the obituaries in the local paper to find a widower as well as being friendly to ugly men as 'handsome is as handsome does'.

And don't forget to make sure your mates are attractive as 'there might be some leftovers', ladies.

It's not just where you can find an eligible bachelor either, as there's also ways you can make yourself noticed, like wearing a band-aid as 'people always ask what happened'.

Credit: Facebook/McCall's
Credit: Facebook/McCall's

Or, cry softly in the corner because your future-husband is bound to come over and ask if you are okay.

McCall's even suggests attracting his attention by accidentally scattering the contents of your purse across the street (and risk being mugged) so he'll come to your rescue.

There are a few tips on how to look good to him too.

Credit: Facebook/McCall's
Credit: Facebook/McCall's

Credit: Facebook/McCall's
Credit: Facebook/McCall's

Take care of your health as men don't like women who are ill, don't get sunburn, always order a rare steak, don't whine, don't be too fussy, and don't even think about revealing any allergies.

Once you've found him and looked good, you need a way to land him.

Credit: Facebook/McCall's
Credit: Facebook/McCall's

Learn to play poker, make your home comfortable for him and make sure you point out that the death rate of single men is twice of a married man.

And when all else fails, you can try a tip from the 'wild ideas - anything goes' column.

I'm off to ride to airport bus back and forth while I read the obituaries in the local paper.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/McCall's/Pixabay

Rachel Andrews

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