Time Travel Tuesdays - Marriage Now or Later

Vintage romance comic books

Welcome to another installment of Time Travel Tuesdays! Today I have for you a 1951 page of advice on marriage from the original romance title, Young Romance!

Young Romance  #38 (vol. 5, no. 2) (October 1951)

Young Romance #38 (vol. 5, no. 2) (October 1951)

The advice is a little surprising given that today we are always given the impression that women of the '50s were encouraged to marry young and forgo personal achievements and developments. Though in the end, Ms. Hale recommends that marriage is the "only normal way of living," she still advocates that the inquiring reader take her time to find herself and take a "fling at freedom."