Not long after I spotted this quote on Facebook: Chivalry isn’t dead. It just left and followed wherever “being lady like” went. – I found a vintage article from 1938, sweetly entitled Tips for Single Women.
I think my favorite gem from 1938: Don’t drink too much as a man expects you to keep your dignity. Drinking may make some women more clever, but most get silly.
Obviously, a lot has changed for single women and men since 1938. I think the idea of how a woman should behave has changed so much, you would be hard pressed to find traditional views like these.
I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, though. Are vintage dating tips that talk about the expectations of “lady like behavior” still applicable today? Does it explain the lack of chivalry today?
Are men slow to be more chivalrous because they don’t really see that much ladylike behavior that deserves it?
What kind of dating tips do you think our parents and grandparents were given when they were single? Did they ever pass any on to you that are still relevant?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures In Atlanta Dating Blog