My how times have changed. A hilarious (and horrifying) article from a 1958 McCall's magazine listed "129 Ways To Get A Husband". And you won't believe some of the ideas they had. Of course back then, almost everyone got married. Life is different today (thankfully), and more and more people have found that they live their best and most fulfilling lives-single. I'm not against marriage. I think it's great if it works. I even tried it once! But I'm glad we've come a very long way from 1958.

Here's a list of some of the ways to "catch" a husband back in 1958:

1. Have your car break down in strategic places.  (How about we don't have our car break down, ever. And if it does, we fix it ourselves)

2. Read the obituaries to find eligible bachelors. (Oh dear, I'm so sorry about your wife's passing. What are you doing later?)

3. Take up golf and go to different golf courses. ( how about because you like to golf and you're damn good at it)

4. Sit on a park bench and feed the pigeons ( what does this have to do with finding a husband? Seriously. I would sit on a park bench all day long and feed pigeons, but I don't need some dude there distracting me)

5. Get a job in a medical, dental or law school. ( Good grief. Become a doctor, dentist or lawyer if that's what you want to do. You don't need to marry one)

6. Don't take a job in a company run largely by women. ( Run your OWN company)

7. On a plane, sit next to a man, rather than a woman. ( How about I sit next to nobody so I have the row all to myself. That's how I prefer to travel. Don't talk to me.)

8. Stumble when you walk into a room he's in. (what the hell?)

9. Practice your drinking with your women friends first. ( Go out with the girls, drink as much as you want, have crazy amounts of fun, call an uber, go home alone, repeat.)

10. If he's a fisherman, learn to scale and clean fish. (clean your own damn fish)

11. Make your home comfortable when he calls--large ashtrays, comfortable chairs. ( If he doesn't like my home, how about I show him a big exit sign over the door)

12. Ask your mother to take in male boarders. ( Border Collie's, maybe)

13. If you look good in sweaters, wear one on every third date. ( wear whatever you want. If he doesn't like it, there won't be a third date)

14. Stand in a corner and cry softly. Chances are he'll come over to see what's wrong. (Okay, I'm out. I can't do this anymore. But if you want to read ALL 129 ways to get a husband from 1958, click here. It's quite entertaining)






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