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Bizarre Dating Rituals
Bizarre Dating Rituals

People did some crazy things to get a date in the olden days! Click the “play” button below to hear us have the most fun we had all morning discussing these crazy rituals.

Dyngus Day is Date Day. This Polish festival allows boys and girls who like each other to spray one another with water and perfume. Boys also will hit the girls they like with pussy willows.

It was important for fathers in 17th century Wales to know their daughters would be well provided for by a handy craftsmen. Thus, suitors would present young women with hand-carved wooden spoons with intricate designs and symbols. If she accepted the spoon, their courtship began.

Eligible girls in 19th century Finland would wear empty sheaths around their waists. If a fellow was interested, he’d put his sword in. If she returned the knife, she turned him down. If she kept it in there, she accepted his proposal for marriage.
In 19th century Austria, women used to give men apple slices they clenched in their armpits while dancing. If the dude was truly interested, he’d eat them.

You can see the whole list here!

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