Some aspects of decorum were more dignified back in olden times. People dressed up for travel, manners were held in high regard and public composure was very important. But, in order to enforce these unofficial rules, there was some serious action-shaming, as evidenced by this hilarious 1938 guide, entitled “Tips for Single Women.” Single women, you’d better brush up on your date etiquette by clicking here!
Ladies, ladies. Just remember: men don’t want to talk about you. Or see you simply interacting with other men. Or having you cry at the table on a first date. (OK, that last one makes plenty of sense, but does anyone really need to be told it?) This instruction book is pretty silly, but I’m glad it was created, if only so we could get some laughs from it! [via Retronaut]
Which of these tips is your favorite?