A Victorian Magazine Asked Women Why They Were Single, And Here's What They Replied

You probably think of the Victorian era as a time when everyone – especially women – strived to be as prim and proper as possible. But the ladies who wrote to the 19th-century magazine Tit-Bits were, let’s just say, pretty savage – especially when it came to men. These members of the so-called fairer sex gave refreshingly frank, surprisingly witty and occasionally heartbreaking answers to the question “Why am I a spinster?” And even now, their responses are bound to strike a chord.