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20 Bizarre Tips From the 1950s to Help Ladies ‘Get a Husband’

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The 1950s are generally considered a simpler, more idyllic time in our history. With World War II over and the beginning of the Baby Boomers era, many people were eager to settle down into quiet suburban life with their own families. Although there are plenty of timeless traditions from the 50s, there are also a few things that haven’t aged so well. 

For example, an unearthed article from a magazine in 1958 titled “129 Ways to Get a Husband” feels cringe-worthy now. BoredPanda found the scanned images on Facebook and shared the not-so-helpful advice. Among the long list of suggestions are old doozies we’ve all heard before: “Be nice to everybody — they may have an eligible brother or son;” “Forget discretion every once in a while and call him up;” “Dropping the handkerchief still works.” However, there were more than a few completely bizarre recommendations included as well. Take a look below to see some of the most ridiculous ideas for “ways to get a husband” from 1958!

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