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How to Get a Husband: A Guide from 1880

Attention "young ladies, spinsters and widows": this book is for you! You can read this entire book at Flashbak, so get ready to take notes.

The book is not a theoretical guide to attracting a man. It's basically a collection of personal ads from men who are actively wife-hunting. As you can see, the pickings are pretty good.

And how do you attract a beau of this quality? Author J. Bradley Adams offers a sample letter that you can send through this Nineteenth Century version of OKCupid.

So what are you waiting for? Love awaits you!

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When I was home sick during the Eighties, I saw a daytime talk show with guests that wrote a book on how to marry a millionaire. Their advice was practical and charming: either seduce someone that is already a millionaire or find someone who used to be a millionaire and support him/her to become one again.

They stressed the second method. Such wisdom.
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