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retro dating tips (not) to live by

retro dating tips (not) to live by

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Dating tips may make us cringe at the best of times (unless the tip is BE YOURSELF), but we should thank our lucky stars we weren't playing the field in the 1930s.

Dating tips may make us cringe at the best of times (unless the tip is BE YOURSELF), but we should thank our lucky stars we weren't playing the field in the 1930s. This courting advice for young women – complete with handy pictorial interpretation – was first printed in British men's magazine Parade in 1938, and is making us snort, squirm and cheer for the lady power movement all at the same time. Have a gander, then proceed to slouch in your seat, talk about feelings and touch up your lippy in public.