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The romantic side of bobbing for apples
Bobbing for apple is a traditional game often played at Halloween parties. In this game, people have to catch apples with their mouth from a tub or a large basin full of water. Most often, players’ hands are tied behind the back because they are not allowed to use their arms and this way they can prevent cheating. But what many people do not know is that apple bobbing started as a British courting ritual in the 18th century and it was a popular tradition among girls and their potential beaus.
According to History.com, “the bobber would then attempt to bite into the apple named for the young man she desired. If it only took her one try, they were destined for romance. If she succeeded with her second attempt, he would court her but their love would fade. If it took three tries, their relationship was doomed.”