Advice to the Lovelorn. Art Anne Fish 1920, Text by Dorothy Parker - High Society, pages 40-41 What Every Girl Should Know, Before Choosing a Husband Initially published in Vanity Fair, May 1919 High Society - Hints on how to Attain, Relish and Survive it. Published in December 1920 by by G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS High society : advice as to social campaigning, and hints on the management of dowagers, dinners, debutantes, dances, and the thousand and one diversions of persons of quality by Fish, Anne Harriet, 1890-1964, artist; Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967; Chappell, George S. (George Shepard), 1877-1946; Crowninshield, Frank, 1872-1947; G.P. Putnam's Sons, publisher; Knickerbocker Press, printer Pages text 40-41 Advice to the Lovelorn What Every Girl Should Know, Before Choosing a Husband LE PREMIER PAS The love interest really must come into the life of every young girl. There's no use talking, she simply can't get along without it. Her mother may weep, and her father may become dramatic about it, but a girl should remember in choosing a husband, that it's the first step that counts in matrimony. After a girl has once been married, a second, third or even a fourth husband are simple matters. It's the first one that's tricky. Getting a husband is rather like getting the olives out of a bottle — after you get the first one, the rest come easily. BEWARE THE SOCIETY FAVORITE Every girl is likely to be dazzled by the radiance of the Social Light. He shines in ball-rooms, and in the frontline trenches of tea-fights; he fox-trots with passionate abandon, he is the life and soul of every dinner party, but, around the house he is, unfortunately, something else again. The trouble with these Social Lights is that they simply can't live without a group of admiring females about them. BEWARE THE MODERNIST POET There is a time in every girl's life— usually around Spring— when she falls in love with the Professional Poet. He wears his hair in the manner made