Grandma’s dating tips from 1938 still apply

November 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Dating Tips | 1 Comment
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How times haven't changed. Girls got wasted on dates in 1938. Credit: sadanduseless.com

I really wanted to have a good laugh at these dating tips from 1938. But aside from a few archaic terms and references, these are the same dating tips that women receive today in magazines and books. Not much has changed in the last 70 years of courtship, I guess.

Here are the highlights from the dating tips posted on sadanduseless.com with modern translation below:

1938 Do your dressing in the boudoir to keep your allure. Be ready to go when date arrives; don’t keep him waiting. Greet him with a smile!

2009 We know it takes forever to get Blake Lively’s over-privileged Upper East Side prep schooler look, but he doesn’t. Make him think you’re effortlessly gorgeous by being ready when he picks you up.

1938 Men don’t like girls who borrow their hankerchief and smudge them with lipstick. Makeup in privacy, not where he sees you.

2009 Your lipgloss is not dessert, even if you are skipping the cheese plate to fit into the new Jimmy Choo polyurethane leggings at H&M. Reapply makeup in the bathroom where you can also send text messages and twitter updates to all your friends about your date!

 

Credit: sadanduseless.com

1938 Don’t sit in awkward positions–and never look bored, even if you are. Be alert, and if you must chew gum (not advised), do it silently, mouth closed.

2009 You never know where the paparazzi might be. Don’t pull a Paris getting out of the car — try to keep your legs together when you get out of the limo, and if he drives a Ferrari, always wear panties.

1938 Don’t drink too much, as a man expects you to keep your dignity all evening. Drinking may make some girls seem clever, but most get silly.

2009 Don’t drink too much, as one too many cosmos may make you share your daddy issues and bad relationship stories on the first date.

1938 Don’t be conspicuous talking to other men. The last straw is to pass out after too much liquor. Changes are your date will never call you again!

2009 Don’t be conspicuous talking to other men. The last straw is to pass out after too much liquor. Changes are your date will never call you again!

It’s good to know that grandma also passed out at the table and had to be fireman-carried out of a restaurant. Read more of these gems at sadand useless.com.

Source: sadanduseless.com via JournalStar

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  1. Too funny. Some things should never change. The passing out drunk is taboo for men, too, of course.


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