A Facebook post describing multiple ways for a woman to “snag” a husband from the 1950s has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. It also offers several travel-related tips on the subject including a very unique one that involves an airport shuttle. Is this the game changer your love life needs?
By now we all know the 1950s was a lawless den of misogynistic and sexist buffoonery. If you doubt us simply watch Mad Men, or google “1950s advertisements for women” and get your shock on (and some laughter at some of its absurdity).
A Facebook post from a woman who purchased a 1950s McCall’s magazine because it offered “129 Ways To Get A Husband” has gone viral for its list of interesting and shocking ways to snag your man (as if that concept alone wasn’t offensive enough).
For example, the author posits that being friendly to ugly men is a clutch way to score yourself a husband or get lost at football games. Or be sure to wear high heels all the time and get a sunburn.
The author also suggests there are some methods that women can use to nab their guy at the airport or while traveling.
A panel of sixteen “experts” including a stewardess (these days known as a flight attendant) gathered to discuss how women can increase their chances of getting hitched.
These so-called experts used a revolutionary concept known as “brainstorming” to generate 129 ways to get a husband.
The article makes its way around the internet every few years including this viral Facebook post.
A snippet of some of the advice is noted below including hot tips like not taking a job in a company largely run by women or being nice to everyone on the off chance they have an eligible bachelor somewhere.
However, the travel-related advice for finding your guy has us cackling a little.
For example, #12 suggests that women should get a job as a stewardess because of very high marriage rates. I don’t know if this is true or not, but it’s an interesting thought.
Number 29 suggests that when traveling be sure to stay in small hotels where it’s easier to meet strangers. Or #42 (not pictured) says to ask the bellboy to page you when staying at a resort.
But the piece de resistance is #119 which suggests ladyfolk should ride the airport shuttle back and forth (presumably in hopes of snagging a business traveler).
What do we think, dear reader? Is this good advice? Has anyone ever met a partner on an airport shuttle? Probably not if it was a Hertz shuttle that’s for sure…
Images reference: McCall’s Magazine, as shared via Facebook