Article from 1958 Titled ‘129 Ways to Get a Husband’ Shows How Much The World Has Changed


We’re told that it’s pretty hard to find a good husband in 2018. Or a good wife for that matter. If only there was a guide to help us!

Rewind the clock 60 years and it was apparently much easier… thanks to a magazine article titled “129 Ways to Get a Husband”!

Kim Marx-Kuczynski shared the 1958 McCall’s article, and it doesn’t disappoint:

“In the United States today there are sixteen million women over the age of seventeen who are not married,” the text begins. “Presumably the vast majority of them would like to be.” The publisher asked 16 people to brainstorm strategies lonely women could use to get men to pay attention to them, and they delivered. From ordering rare steaks and no gossiping to crying in a corner of the room and getting a hunting license, some of these tips sound like common sense, and some seem to be… questionable. In their authors’ defense, the magazine did ask them to throw away their judgments when writing down their thoughts.

Scroll down to read the list and tell us in the comments if you think they’re terribly outdated or kinda useful!

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