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Cringeworthy Article From The 1950’s Gives 129 Ingenious Tips To ‘Land A Husband’

By - 9th November 2018

There’s something really nice about magazines, the colors, the stories, the interviews and the fact that you can get a new one cheaply ever few weeks. However, with them being so disposable, that also means that you can sometimes miss some excellent literary gems.

A good article can stand the test of time and sometimes they actually get better with age. Times are changing and some things that would have been acceptable or ‘normal’ a few decades ago can now seem utterly redundant or outdated.

Thankfully, one woman stumbled across an old magazine from the 1950’s and we’re so glad she did because she found an utterly outstanding article within it as we’re going to prove here.

Kim Marx-Kuczynski stumbled across an old McCall’s magazine from 1958 and it had some real gems on it. One of the articles named on the cover says, “Are sex manuals a threat to happy marriage?” But there was one article that truly stood out which made Kim want to buy the vintage magazine.

The ‘129 ways to get a husband’ article from the 50’s magazine caught Kim’s attention

The 50’s was an interesting time, The Cold War was happening and the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union was in full force. But an article about ways to seduce men into marriage has to be one of our favorite things. And there are 129 great examples to choose from (after the McCall’s team whittled it down from 404 suggestions).

The results were astonishing – a total of 404 suggestions! Some are tried and true but good to remember. Some are new and daring enough to set the most sophisticated bachelor in a gyroscopic spin!

We hope you enjoy the list. Let us know which number was your favorite in the comments.

We’ve got too many to choose from, but they’re so darn excellent and all too hilarious. We just don’t know how many of them were jokes and how many were legitimate suggestions for trying to bag a hubby.

#6 Read the obituaries to find eligible widowers.

#17 Be friendly to ugly men – handsome is as handsome does.

#24 Don’t be afraid to associate with more attractive girls; they may have some leftovers. 

#30 Learn to paint. Set up easel outside engineering school.

#40 Stand in a corner and cry softly. Chances are good that he’ll come over to find out what’s wrong. 

#43 Buy a convertible. Men like to ride in them. 

#50 Practice your drinking with your women friends first.

#62 Don’t tell him about your allergies. 

#72 Don’t whine – girls who whine stay on the vine!

#80 Talk to his father about business and agree that taxes are too high!

#86 When you’re out strolling with him, don’t insist on stopping at every shop window. 

#90 Never let him know he’s the only one, even if you have to stay home one or two nights a week!

#101 Remain innocent but not ignorant.

#104 If he’s rich, tell him you like his money – the honesty will intrigue him! 

#113 If your mother is fat, tell him you take after your father. If he’s fat too, tell him you’re adopted!

#121 Stand on a busy street corner with a lasso. 

#124 Make and sell toupees – bald men are easy catches!

A panel of sixteen experts, using a technique that has inspired thousands of bright business ideas, tried it on love and marriage.

I don’t know about you, but I think this list is possibly one of my favorite things I’ve ever read!

How incredible is this list of 129 ways to get a husband? Which is your favorite ‘tip’ on how to land a husband? At Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section below. 🐝