Once upon a time in Washington, D.C., a group of women banded together to form an organization that sought to protect and assist ladies who received unwanted attention from men. They called it the "Anti-Flirt Club".
During the early 1920s, it has been observed that “too many motorists are taking advantage of the precedent established during the war by offering to take young lady pedestrians in their cars”, and that not all of them had chivalrous thoughts in mind. Thus, the Anti-Flirt Club was established.
The club even had a series of rules and guidelines for the ladies:
- Don’t flirt: those who flirt in haste oft repent in leisure.
- Don’t accept rides from flirting motorists—they don’t invite you in to save you a walk.
- Don’t use your eyes for ogling—they were made for worthier purposes.
- Don’t go out with men you don’t know—they may be married, and you may be in for a hair-pulling match.
- Don’t wink—a flutter of one eye may cause a tear in the other.
- Don’t smile at flirtatious strangers—save them for people you know.
- Don’t annex all the men you can get—by flirting with many, you may lose out on the one.
- Don’t fall for the slick, dandified cake eater—the unpolished gold of a real man is worth more than the gloss of a lounge lizard.
- Don’t let elderly men with an eye to a flirtation pat you on the shoulder and take a fatherly interest in you. Those are usually the kind who want to forget they are fathers.
- Don’t ignore the man you are sure of while you flirt with another. When you return to the first one you may find him gone.
I wonder, if the club were still active now, how many members would it have? What do you think ladies? Will you sign up for the Anti-Flirt club?
All information for this article was taken from Wikipedia.