This “129 Ways To Get A Husband” Article From 1958 Shows How Far We Have Come

A 1958 magazine article on ‘how to get a husband’ has resurfaced over the internet!

The American magazine’s article, titled “129 Ways to Get a Husband” is a cringe-worthy article that advises women on how to get the perfect husband. The article triggered a frenzy across social media because of its outrageous instructions. The article is bizarre and downright desperate.

Kim Marx-Kuczynski from Madison, Wisconsin shared the 1958 McCall’s article, entitled “129 Ways to Get a Husband,” showing how far we’ve come from the 1950s. “In the United States today there are sixteen million women over the age of seventeen who are not married,” the text states. “Presumably the vast majority of them would like to be.”

“129 Ways to Get a Husband.”

“Where to find him?”

“Be nice to everyone; they may have an eligible brother or son.”

“On a plane, train or bus don’t sit next to a woman – sit next to a man.”

“When travelling, stay at small hotels where it is easier to meet strangers.”

“Dropping the handkerchief still works.”

“Buy a convertible. Men like to ride in them.”

“If you dye your hair, pick a shade and stick to it.”

“When you are with him, order your steak rare.”

“Don’t be too fussy.”

“Buy his sister’s children an occasional present.”

“Don’t talk about how many children you want.”

“Very early in your dating, why not get a favourite song that you both regard as your own?”

“Remain innocent but not ignorant.”

“If he’s rich, tell him you like his money – the honesty will intrigue him.”

“Wild Ideas – anything goes.”

“Start a whispering campaign on how sought-after you are.”

“Advertise for male co-owner of a boat.”

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Well, it seems like finding a man is not for the faint of heart.

So, it looks like we’re doing a lot wrong!

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