“129 Ways to Find a Husband”: The Utterly Cringeworthy Magazine Article From the 50s


A 1958 magazine article advising women on how to attract a partner has surfaced on the internet, triggering a frenzy across social media.

Titled ‘129 Ways to Get a Husband’, the feature in American magazine McCall’s included a varied body of tips ranging from bizarre and desperate to downright sexist and politically incorrect.

Facebook user Kim Marx-Kuczynski shared images from the article and said she bought a 1958 McCall’s magazine after she saw it advertise the article on its cover.

“The whole list is littered with WTF but my personal favorite (#40) has had me randomly busting into laughing fits since I read it three days ago.”

The post was shared over 12,000 times and got over 2,000 comments at the time of publishing this article.

Some of the tips include:

#64 Buy a full-length mirror and take a good look before you go to greet him

#56 If you look good in sweaters, wear one on every third date

#34 Wear a band-aid. People always ask what happened

#11 Get a job in a medical, dental or law school

#124 Make and sell toupees – bald men are easy catches