Tips include 'read the obituaries to find widowers,' 'be friendly to ugly men' and 'stand in a corner and cry softly.'
Sure, it's not easy to find your soul mate. Most of the time it has a little to do with luck too. But according to an article from 1958, a woman can find a husband with the help of 129 tips. A Facebook user Kim Marx-Kuczynski, from Wisconsin, found the article from a magazine called McCall’s and shared its contents back in October 2018. 129 Ways To Get A Husband is just as insulting, creepy, and hilarious as you'd expect. According to the Daily Mail, the magazine was published monthly from 1873 to 2002. Considering the article includes tips like 'be friendly to ugly men' and 'rent a billboard and post your photo and phone number on it, we're glad publishing has stopped. The article begins by stating: In the United States today there are sixteen million women over the age of seventeen who are still waiting for a marriage proposal. Presumably, the vast majority of them would like to be. Check out the tips below!
Many Internet users said the list was a 'perfect rom-com prompt' while others joked that they finally realized why they're single. One person pointed out: Read the obituary! What a creep!!! A second said sarcastically to her friend: this is where we're going wrong. we're not reading the god damn obituaries to find recent widowers. we are so stupid. Another person joked: 107 is just “send him memes” and I respect that actually. Here are some more reactions:
“Wear a bandaid. People always ask what happened”😂— Lady Phelma of Elysium (@_phelma) April 27, 2021
Most of these are basically how most romance movies happen.— Defry (@jabezel) April 27, 2021
On a side note, imagine strategically breaking down your car near a hospital in a hope to get some handsome doctor to help.
“121 - stand on a busy street corner with a lasso“ omg 🤣— Anna (@AnnaMarkley13) October 30, 2018
Motivation is key. My favourite one is “Don’t room with a girl who is a sad sack and let her bring you down to her level” pic.twitter.com/QqV0buhQYv— M A R T Y (@martinaldo10) July 7, 2020
These are also tips on how to attract a serial killer.— h.l (@comicshopgrl) July 7, 2020
That’s where I’m going wrong. I need to work on my ‘crying softly’...— Gary Bibby (@garybibby) July 7, 2020
Marx-Kuczynski spoke to Bored Panda about the now-viral article and how different times were back in 1958. "My boyfriend John Bascynski spotted it at a rummage sale and pointed it out. I bought it for a dollar. I think the article is reflective of the social mores of the era, and I found the comparison between what was acceptable then and what is acceptable now fascinating. It also made me grateful that so much progress has been made," said Marx-Kuczynski, who added, "It's outdated and absurd and funny, but it had serious intentions. Society has changed so much in the last sixty years, and this article exemplifies the differences between what our moms and grandmas grew up with compared to ourselves and the coming generations. It's fascinating," she said. Looks like the "good ol' days" weren't necessarily all that good all the time.