Ovid, Vanderbilt, or Cosmo?

Way back in the year 1 BCE, Ovid published The Art of Love, sort of a how-to guidebook (er, poem) loaded with tips for men interested in picking up women, and women interested in keeping a man. Some 2,000 years later and not much has changed. In 1952, Amy Vanderbilt, Queen of Etiquette, published a book chock-full of advice remarkably similar to Ovid's in language and intent. And, of course, these days the magazine racks are full of articles offering similar tips for everything from opening pick-up lines, to conquering backnee, again, written with strikingly similar language.

In the following quiz, I present you with 13 actual dating/grooming tips as quoted in The Art of Love, Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette, or a recent issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. Can you figure out the source of each?

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"A man who's unduly hirsute should have his barber clip the hairs in his ears and nostrils."
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
2 of 13
“Delicate textures like silk and fur trigger an intense response in men. These fabrics accentuate [the woman’s ] softer, feminine nature, which heightens [the man’s] amorous instincts.”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
3 of 13
“…he should apply a rich hand cream every day…”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
4 of 13
"Music will help her focus on how she feels, rather than what she looks like…”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
5 of 13
“…there isn't a woman who cannot be won…”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
6 of 13
“A woman who offers herself because she ought to do so, and, cold and dry, thinks of her sewing when she's making love, [is detestable.]”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
7 of 13
“You have to reassure her by giving her specific compliments on the body parts that excite you."
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
8 of 13
“Scientists have pointed out that eunuchs are very seldom bald. And satyrs are depicted as bald. Perhaps women’s intuition tells her these things, because you rarely find a wife concerned over the baldness of her husband.”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
9 of 13
"Grooming in front of him enhances intimacy."
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
10 of 13
“If he has his nails professionally manicured, they may be buffed but should never have any colored or even colorless polish applied.”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
11 of 13
“First, he should comb his brows upward…Then have him use grooming scissors to trim only overly long strands so they are in line with the shape of his brow.”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
12 of 13
“See that your hair and your beard are decently trimmed. See also that your nails are clean and nicely filed; don't have any hair growing out of your nostrils…”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo
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“Do not offend the sense of smell of those near you by that fetid odor such as the male goat exudes. All other toilet refinements leave to the women or to perverts.”
Ovid
Vanderbilt
Cosmo