As summer winds down, some of us may be feeling that we are missing something. More specifically, someone. A special someone. Today we revisit The Old Farmer’s Almanac Book of Love, published in 1996, to bring you the real scoop on all things romantic.
Tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Book of Love
Love—and Some Rumors—Are in the Air
- In Alaska, where women are outnumbered by men by about 10 to 1 (and by sled dogs about 20 to 1—or they were in 1996), there is a saying about finding a man: “The odds are good, but the goods are odd.” If you ever feel like this in your town, you are not alone!
- It is said that on the first day of spring, you should shout into a rain barrel that stands at the corner of the house. According to tradition, if you hear an echo, you will marry the first unmarried man who comes around the corner.
15 Pickup Lines Guaranteed to Lose With the Ladies
In general situations …
1. Is that your real hair?
2. You remind me of a woman I used to date.
3. Your place or mine?
In bars …
4. Bet I can outdrink you.
5. I play the field, and I think I just hit a home run with you.
6. Do you think I deserve a break today?
7. I bet the cherries jubilee isn’t as sweet as you are.
In supermarkets …
8. Do you really eat that junk?
9. You shouldn’t buy that. It’s full of cholesterol.
10. Is your bread fresh?
In Laundromats …
11. A man shouldn’t have to wash his own clothes.
12. Those are some nice undies you have there.
13. I’ll wash your clothes if you wash mine.
- Only 8% of 1,012 U.S. adults surveyed by Gallup said that they keep their eyes open when they kiss.
- In the old days, when country folks gathered to clean corn at a husking bee, the suitor who found a red ear of corn could claim the prize of a kiss from his favorite girl. It’s said that sometimes the older farmers planted a few red ears in the pile to keep the youngsters interested.
- The Italians are rumored to have a legal ban on drivers kissing or embracing while at the wheel.
Terms of Endearment
There are names we hate to be called¾and ones that we adore. Here’s how 1,000 people surveyed ranked their favorites:
2. His/Her name
9. Pumpkin/Angel (tied)
10. Precious/Beautiful (tied)
Have the times changed since this survey was done? Let us know what you think.
For more anecdotes, advice, and trivia, be sure to track down a copy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Book of Love or simply visit Almanac.com!