Hilarious 1950s advice on how to find a husband

See how these bizarre tips hold up in today’s dating culture

Stars Insider

21/11/23 | StarsInsider


A lot has changed since the 1950s, from technology to political ideologies and social norms. It can be difficult to imagine, or even remember, what life was like just post-WWII.

Well, it was a time when settling down and starting a family was at the forefront of popular culture, and finding a husband seemed to be a hot topic. So much so, in fact, that magazines and guidebooks readily offered advice to help women land a man—advice that now serves as a sort of time capsule for the absurd mainstream beliefs surrounding marital bliss. One set of advice appeared in an issue of McCall's magazine in 1958 and was titled '129 Ways To Get A Husband.' We've compiled the best entries on the list for you, so click through to see the funniest mid-century tips and tricks to find and keep a husband!

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