In 2012, the invention of Tinder changed the landscape of love, dating, and relationships as we know it. Gone are the days where flirting required real-life, face-to-face interaction and welcome to the age of virtual romance, where your next hook up is only one swipe away. As a woman who uses dating apps, it's easy to feel like a small disposable fish in an endlessly big pond of younger, better looking, and more heavily photoshopped fish. I often wonder if courtship was really that much easier before online dating took over, or has the struggle to find good-quality men been one that women have faced since the dawn of time...?
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It seems so; a magazine article titled '129 Ways to Get a Husband' was discovered in a 1958 edition of American magazine McCall's. In what seems to be an attempt to help its readers find a husband, it lists 129 bizarre, sexist, and possibly politically incorrect tips to point them in the right direction. I've decided to look into each one to see if they would work today and whether or not things have really changed all that much over the past 62 years when it comes to dating. Welcome to your weekly tip on 'How To Find A Husband: 1950s Style'. Here's Tip #7.
Take up golf and go to different golf courses
Seems simple enough, right?
If you've never played golf before, this might be kind of daunting
After all, golf is a sport of skill that requires passion and patience.
But wherever there's a golf course, there are men.
And men are the key ingredient for finding a good husband.
Men love to be able to show off their skills
It's a primal instinct. It's how they're built. In fact, it would be selfish to deny them the opportunity.
It's a full contact sport. If you let it be...
It also helps if you play the 'damsel in distress' and get a few lessons here and there. Nothing makes a man feel more manly than getting behind a woman to show her how to swing a golf club.
What a great flirting opportunity
You know how it goes... suddenly he's behind you, thrusting his hips and he gets you into position for the perfect swing.
It's a great way to get to know someone without the pressure of a date
Instead of forced conversation in a crowded bar or restaurant, filled with awkward silences, golf is a great way to spend four hours with someone while focussing on something other than your conversation.
Plus, you get to be outdoors
Fresh air is always a plus. It's something a little different, and allows you to stop for conversation as often as you want.
Men who play golf are usually good quality
You know the type... good job in finance during the week but spends his weekends playing golf and working on his swing. An important quality in any worthwhile husband.
It also gives you the perfect gift idea
Don't know what to get your man as a gift? Easy... some new clubs to remind him of you every time he's on the course.
You can celebrate wins together
And nothing bonds a couple better than joint success (and the pride a man feels when he's taught a woman how to do something).
And who knows... you might even be good at it! It's a yes from me!
Who doesn't want to learn a new skill? In conclusion, golfing is an excellent opportunity to find a husband, get fit and have fresh air.