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02/19/2014 06:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Vintage How-To Guides Were Sexist, Obvious And More Than A Little Awkward..

Before there was an app for everything, there used to be a how-to guide for everything. Yes, we mean everything.

Nothing was too trivial or obvious. People in decades past were probably just as dependent on these little manuals as we are on our smartphones and tablets.

From the hilarious to the downright ridiculous, here are some of the very best vintage how-to guides we could find:

"Try to be sure you're calling the right number." Priceless.

Before there was Tinder...

Was this the inspiration for "Zoolander?"

Umm...

Ain't no shame, ladies....

We really wish there was an app for this...

So awkward...

A little sexist...

Gee whiz!

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