7 Relationship Tips from the 1950s that Still Apply Today

Photo by: Alisa Bowman
Don't Be a Golf Widow
Lots of research supports this tip. So many couples complain that they have nothing in common. If that's the case, be adaptable, open-minded, and daring. ... more 
Photo by: Alisa Bowman
Don't Be a Golf Widow
Lots of research supports this tip. So many couples complain that they have nothing in common. If that's the case, be adaptable, open-minded, and daring. Try some of the hobbies and activities he loves, and vice versa.
Related: 11 hilarious tips for undressing in front of your lover (circa 1937)
less 
1 / 7
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 1:08 PM EDT

Back in the 1950s, everyone watched I Love Lucy; young men slicked back their hair and young women wore poodle skirts. Americans believed in and trusted their politicians, too.Not everything from the '50s has gone out of style, though. Take some of the common relationship advice. If you ignore the outdated gender stereotypes about men bringing home the bacon and women frying it up in the pan just the way their men like it, a lot of the '50s relationship advice still applies. Or so I learned as I read through How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead, written in 1953 by Dorothy Carnegie who, at the time, was better known as "Mrs. Dale Carnegie." Now, there are plenty of reasons to roll your eyes at Dorothy Carnegie's advice, but much of it actually still holds true. Click through for 7 relationship tips from the 1950s that still apply today! -By Alisa Bowman

MORE ON BABBLE

7 things ALL women want in bed
13 tips for snagging a man (circa 1938)
25 vintage ads that scream SEXISM