7 'Interesting' Pieces Of Dating Advice From 1938

"Careless women never appeal to gentlemen."

That's one of the pieces of advice offered in a 1938 article, Tips For Single Women. Recently posted on Retronaut, the article has some tips that still resonate today -- and many that really, really don't.

Here are some other pieces of wisdom:

  1. "Don't talk while dancing."

  • "If you need a brassiere, wear one." (At least this tip is fairly practical.)
  • "Don't be sentimental."
  • "Men don't like girls who borrow their handkerchief and smudge them with lipstick."
  • "Don't be familiar with your escort." So ... date a stranger?
  • "Please and flatter your date by talking about the things he wants to talk about." (Personally, we'd rather talk about things that are of mutual interest.)
  • "Don't be conspicuous talking to other men."
  • And remember, ladies, don't tug on your girdle.

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