Dating Tips For Single Females

Published February 15, 2010
Updated June 7, 2018

Take a look at what was considered "dating advice" in the 1930s.

In a tongue-in-cheek photo guide published in 1938, Click Photo-Parade magazine provided dating ‘tips’ for single women. Apparently, the only keys to successful dating in the 1930s for women were to not talk too much, wear a bra, and not pass out in the middle of your date because you’re too drunk:

Do Your Dressing
Do your dressing in your boudoir to keep your allure.

Bras
If you need a brassiere, wear one.

Borrow Handerchief
Men don't like girls who borrow their handkerchief and smudge them with lipstick.

Dont Sit
Don't sit in awkward positions--and never look bored, even if you are.

Car Mirror
Don't use the car mirror to fix your make-up.

Dont Be Familiar
Don't be familiar with your escort by caressing him in public.

Conspicious
Don't be conspicuous talking to other men.

Headwaiter
Don't be familiar with the headwaiter talking about the fun you had with someone else another time.

Careless Woman
Careless women never appeal to gentlemen.

Sentimental
Don't be sentimental or try to get him to say something he doesn't want to by working on his emotions.

Talk About Clothes
Don't talk about clothes or try to describe your new gown to a man.

Drink Too Much
Don't drink too much, as a man expects you to keep your dignity all evening.

Asleep

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