A 1958 issue of McCall's — a women's magazine — provided an exhaustive list of "129 Ways to Get a Husband." You probably won't be surprised to learn that almost all of them are ridiculous.
So let's see how many things you've done lately to attract a man...because that should be your #1 priority, right?
(And yes, while this isn't the entire list of 129 things, EVERY SINGLE ONE of these suggestions is actually on the list.)
Walked a dogStrategically had your car break down in the presence of a potential mateGone to night school (be sure to take "courses men like"!)Joined a hiking clubMoved to an entirely new city or state because more men live thereRead the obituaries to find widowersFed pigeons in the parkTaken a bicycle trip through EuropeWorked in a medical, dental, or law school (not attended, just worked at the school!)Become a nurse or an "air-line stewardess"Been nice to everybody (they might have an eligible brother or son!)Gotten an overseas government jobHad jury dutyTold everyone you know that you want to get marriedPretended to get "lost" at a football gameRefused a job because there were too many women at the companyGone to high school or college reunionsSought out attractive female friends to try to marry their "leftovers"Visited your hometown to see if the boy next door is still singleLearn to paint, then start painting outside an engineering schoolPurposefully stumbled in order to attract attention to yourselfWorn a Band-Aid even though you weren't injuredMade a lot of money (not for yourself of course, just to attract a man!)Dropped a handkerchief in front of a manStood in a corner and cried softly in hopes someone would ask you what's wrongBought a convertibleBaked an apple pie and brought it to workPurposefully spilled the contents of your purse into the streetWorn high heels at every opportunityGotten a sunburn on purposeBeen careful not to swear around menKept your allergies a secretSent a man's mother a birthday cardTalked to a man's father about business (and agreed that taxes are too high!)Scaled and gutted a fishMade and worn your own clothesStalked a man's exes to learn the mistakes they madeLied about having been in a sororityClipped out and mailed a funny cartoonCasually mentioned to a man that single men die at twice the rate of married menLearned to play pokerWent to YaleGotten a hunting licensePainted your phone number on your roof to attract pilotsRented a billboard and put your photo and phone number on itPretended to drown at the beachStood on the corner with a lassoAsked random strangers if you could take their pictureRidden the airport bus back and forth from the airportStowed away on a battleship