"In the United States today there are sixteen million women over the age of seventeen who are not married," the text begins. "Presumably the vast majority of them would like to be." The article proceeds to give a ton of tips that vary from logical to straight up desperate.
Although some of them are quite logical, like the 'don't gossip about him' rule, some heavily denigrate women. Women are portrayed as weak and have to pretend to be vulnerable if they ever want to get a boyfriend, with my personal favorite -'Stand in a corner and cry softly, chances are good he'll come over to find out what's wrong'- as a perfect example.
"My boyfriend, John Bascynski spotted it at a rummage sale and pointed it out. I bought it for a dollar," Kim told Bored Panda. "I think the article is reflective of the social mores of the era, and I found the comparison between what was acceptable then and what is acceptable now fascinating. It also made me grateful that so much progress has been made."
"It’s outdated and absurd and funny, but it had serious intentions," Kim concluded. "Society has changed so much in the last sixty years, and this article exemplifies the differences between what our moms and grandmas grew up with compared to ourselves and the coming generations. It’s fascinating."