How to behave on a first date: strange advice for girls, expired more than a century ago
• How to behave on a first date: strange advice for girls, expired more than a century ago
In the second half of the XIX century etiquette held in the life of a woman of considerable importance. Courting especially strictly regulated at the meetings. This review contains tips to girls about their behavior and appearance on dates. Some of the recommendations may seem strange to modern townsfolk pretty.
Do not wear earrings
In 1912, in one of the notes of the newspaper "The San Francisco Call" was referred to the conversation between the two men. One of them was very categorical, that is to for him there are only two kinds of girls on a date:.. Some were civilized, while others wore earrings. Apparently, at the beginning of the last century there was nothing vulgar than the earrings in their ears.
Sarcasm - is mauvais ton
The book by American writer Harvey Newcomb (Harvey Newcomb) "How to become a Lady" (1850) provides practical advice designed to shape the character of this educated girl. The authors believe that these ladies should not make jokes, especially on a first date. Sarcasm from the lips of the ladies - this is the most that neither is a mauvais ton.
Do not go on a date in the moonlight
Another funny counsel past times was: "Neither a wise woman will not meet with the man in the moonlight." According to the council, all the men in the early 1900's were someone dangerous is akin to werewolves.
Do not be a crybaby
The guide to etiquette for girls from 1901 stated: in any case can not be a crybaby, so as not to lose the freshness of the face and not to be considered terribly boring. Perhaps this advice is still relevant today.
Correspondence preferably live communication
In the Victorian era, the presentation of his thoughts on paper is often replaced the practice of live communication. The girl was supposed to write without errors. It is, by the standards, was the highest expression of its intelligence.
The choice of a partner on the social status of
In the second half of the XIX century, a lady should give preference to the suitors, is the eldest sons in their families. As a rule, the right of succession for the name of the firstborn. So I love in the time to replace social welfare.