Important Things to Know #14: The Kind of Girls Men Won't Date

From a Feb 1938 issue of Click magazine comes this fascinating article of advice for women.  Times, they have changed. My favorite line  is when it tells the girl to not cry because "men don't like tears".

All text and photographs are taken directly from the article. Enjoy.


REASONS why one girl's phone is always ringing and she goes every place and other girls go no place are so simple that most women overlook them. A man likes to have others envy him his choice of girls, and he feels that if he spends money on an evening's fun, his date should look attractive for the occasion. Men are quick to resent laxity on the part of a girl. Often treat carelessness as a slap in the face. Charm is a girl's most valuable asset; it can be expressed by careful attention to appearance and appearances. The girl who looks like her escort thinks she should, acts in a way to make him proud of her, never lacks an escort!

DON'T SIT IN AWKWARD POSITIONS and never look bored, even if you are. Be alert, and if you must chew gum (not advised), do it silently, mouth closed

MEN DON'T LIKE girls who borrow their handkerchief and smudge them with lipstick. Makeup in privacy, not where he sees you

DO YOUR DRESSING in your boudoir to keep your allure.

BE READY to go when date arrives; don't keep him waiting. Greet him with a smile!

IF YOU NEED a brassiere, wear one. Don't tug at your girdle, and be careful your stockings are not wrinkled

CARELESS WOMEN never appeal to gentlemen. Don't talk while dancing, for when a man dances be wants to dance

DON'T USE THE CAR MIRROR to fix your make-up. Man needs it in driving, and it annoys him very much to have to tum around to see what's behind him

DON'T BE SENTIMENTAL or try to get him to say something he doesn't want to by working on his emotions. Men don't like tears, especially in public places

DON'T TALK ABOUT CLOTHES or try to describe your new gown to a man. Please and flatter your date by talking about the things he wants to talk about

DON'T BE CONSPICUOUS talking to other men.

DON'T BE FAMILIAR with your escort by caressing him in public. Any open show of affection is in bad taste, usually embarrasses or humiliates him

DON'T BE FAMILIAR with the headwaiter talking about the fun you had with someone else another time. Men deserve, desire your entire attention

DON'T DRINK TOO MUCH, as a man expects you to keep your dignity all evening. Drinking may make some girls seem clever, but most get silly

The last straw is to pass out from too much liquor. Chances are your date will never call you again!

1 comment:

  1. I guess I would prefer that my date not pass out from to much liquor but even that's not a deal breaker. None of this works for me but in particular I would like to note the comment about dancing: "Don't talk while dancing, for when a man dances be wants to dance" I have found in my own experience that when a man dances...he doesn't want to be dancing. It's the female that generally loses herself in the dance. Oh yah, and don't do anything alluring ladies we just hate that.