Ladies, take note: "The first thing to remember when eating out with a man, whether he is your father, brother or boyfriend, is that a man always does the ordering. Never ask the waiter anything for yourself," said a copy of British magazine Woman's Own.
A dating guide from the magazine that dates back to 1950 was recently recovered and shared by CupidSpeedDater.com, and the suggestions are pretty hilarious come 2014.
Advice such as: "Women should be very careful not to leave lipstick marks on napkins and cups; this is in bad taste," and "Nothing infuriates a man more than the woman who continually smokes his cigarettes" are just a few of the gems from this antiquated guide.
"It's so much fun when you read back on it. It's really interesting to see just how much women's attitudes toward dating have changed," Woman's Own's deputy entertainment editor Sarah Morton said.
A dinner date was apparently a minefield for mistakes, so the piece describes in painstaking detail the differing and specific ways to eat asparagus, celery, cheese, fruit, fish, butter and bread.
"Women's attitudes nowadays is now not so much how to please or find a man. It's more about pleasing and bettering yourself, so that's what we focus on now," Morton said.
If you are interested, though, in how to properly eat those foods in October 1950, read on. We'll consider ourselves lucky not to have to memorize these procedures.