- Dating tips for single women in the 1930s resurfaced on the web
- Encouraged women to avoid making conversation while dancing
- Advised applying lipstick only in private – never in front of a man
- Another tip said drinking too much alcohol on a date was inadvisable
These days, good dating etiquette includes avoiding playing on your phone at the table and not ghosting your companion if the meal doesn’t go well.
But navigating the singles scene in the 1930s was a very different story, as this bizarre vintage dating reveals.
The illustrated guide, which was published by Click Parade magazine in the US in 1938 and recently resurfaced online, includes a string of warnings modern girls would baulk at; from minimising their alcohol intake to always looking interested – even if their date’s chat is less than scintillating.
Ladies wishing to touch up their make-up were also warned never to do in front of a man – only in private – and urged not to make conversation on the dancefloor.
Read on for more ‘tips’ that will make you thankful you’re on the dating scene in 2017.
Too much alcohol makes girls ‘silly’, according to this extremely un-PC 1930s dating guide
Danger signs: The now outrageously politically incorrect dating guide warned of the perils of consuming too much alcohol when in male company
Don’t touch up your make up in front of a man, it should always be done in private
Fancy having a laugh as you dance? Forget it, according to this guide, men prefer their women silent
Single women were told to sit in the most uncomfortable of positions to appeal to their man
Because we have all been on one of those dates where we feel the need to burst into tears as the starters are bought out
Because everyone knows that the only thing that women like to talk about it clothes
Don’t fiddle with your stockings in front of him go to your bedroom to make adjustments, and don’t keep him waiting
Make sure not to talk or flirt with other men during a date, this doesn’t go down to well with the man you are wanting to impress
Remember ladies, if you need a brassiere, make sure to wear one and don’t forget to wear one on your date