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How to date in 1938
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:56:38 AM »
Hi

Found this article on line and thought it was very interesting. Seriously the stuff we were taught, I'm glad I live today.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/06/19/dating-1938-style-tips-for-single-ladies-back-in-the-day-pictures_n_1609307.html?ir=Canada&icid=maing-grid7%7Ccanada-toshiba%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D172319#slide=1115410

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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 12:49:28 PM »
LOL I love the last slide: don't pass out from drinking. Did ladies back then really need to be taught that?? Did *anyone* need to be taught that?

Some of the advice is what I consider common sense in most every social situation, so what if it applied to dating in 1938. Don't chew gum and if you do, keep your mouth closed and be quiet about it. Don't tear up to manipulate people. Don't apply make-up in public and don't smear lipstick on other people's fabrics. Be punctual.

Some of the advice is crazy: don't drink at all, don't talk to another man.
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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 03:32:37 PM »
I read the talking to other men as flirting with them- if you look at the illustration, she's playing with the other guy's hair, not just chatting.
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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 04:13:45 PM »
Except for talking while dancing, I think it's all good advice and not any different than what I would expect today.
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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2012, 04:17:28 PM »
Except for talking while dancing, I think it's all good advice and not any different than what I would expect today.

Yeah, don't talk while dancing was off. 


FWIWiIt didn't actually say not to talk to other men, it said not to be conspicupuous while talking to other men.

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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2012, 09:39:08 PM »
Also, except for their comment about career women not appealing to men.

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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 06:51:46 AM »
The last slide is hilarious! Who is even able to get so drunk while eating dinner that they pass out?

Slide six is also a favourite - looks like she's trying to extract something from his ear, more than caressing him.

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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2012, 05:44:20 AM »
Oh that chewing gum had never been invented. I don't think their recommendations on this go far enough.

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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 09:39:27 AM »
Who is even able to get so drunk while eating dinner that they pass out?

My MIL. Those 1930s people knew, man, they just KNEW....

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Re: How to date in 1938
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 07:23:23 PM »
If it's swing dancing or something similar, where there's a leader and a follower, and the moves are kind of unpredictable, I can see where being a Chatty Cathy (or Chatty Charlie) might be a huge distraction and therefore rude. But not for a simple box step or waltz, or the free-form dancing of later years (slow or fast).
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