Write for Us
Handkerchief Flirtations - Part 2
We tend to think of the Victorian era as being stuffy, hoity-toity and prudish.
This silent flirtation was used by both men and women- a unisex thing.
A code that could be used when 'ears' were present -like maids, servants, nannies - when you wanted to communicate with your beau (or beau-ess).
The Handkerchief Code
Twirling it in the right hand—I love someone else.
Folding it—Can we talk?.
Drawing it across the forehead—People are watching us..
Over the shoulder—Follow me.
Opposite corners in both hands—Wait for me.
Placing it on the right ear—You have changed.
Letting it remain on the eyes—You are cruel.
Winding around the forefinger—I am engaged.
Winding around the third finger—I am married.
Putting it in the pocket—I am done with this.
How exciting this must have been. Think of the excitement and secret-ness of the first flush of love. I am guessing this code would have been for the upper classes.
See how they used
for the same kind of thing.
# Victorian Etiquette
I like this Article
More Articles by
Postage Stamp Flirtations
The Victorians had a way of communicating to their lovers so that lower classes did not know wha...
Formatting an Article at Truly Heart
Hints and tips for writers at Truly Heart
All through history people have been trying to find love for others, whether it be friends of a ...
The Life and Loves of a She Devil
In the 80s I watched the BBC TV mini-series The Life and Loves of a She Devil
The Movie that Never Happened
It's funny (strange) the things that come to mind at different stages in your life
More Cool Valentine Ditties
Get a head start on Valentine's Day card making with verses crafted by the Truly Heart writers
view all articles by Mina Keenan
on Other Hubs
Serenata Blank Journal Page 4
Out with the pens for this one - get ready to journal
Cute wee sticker-type printables to cut and paste with
Flopsy Bunnies Collage Sheet 8
Bunnies run over the field
Santa Collage Sheet 31
Santa's new coat
My Google Plus Profile
Submit a Comment
25 Ways to Spot a Stingy Man
Recently I have heard some disastrous dating stories from my single friends
Gary Chapman's Five Love Languages Quiz
Relationships guru Dr Gary Chapman purports that there are five different ways that lovers can c...
Give Yourself Every Chance To Love Again
It's so very important that we learn from the experiences of our yesterdays - but it is equally ...
Should You Listen To What Your Friends Think Of Your Relationship
A friend may say the jacket you are wearing is too bright or has too much embellishment because sh...
One Sided Relationships
Narcissism is a word that has been bandied about quite a bit in one of the circles I hang out in...
The Importance of Having a Best Friend
We can be blessed and have many friends, through work, school, social activities or social media...
Single and Ready To Mingle
Whether you have just come out of a serious relationship or you have been on the single scene for ...
Create Your Soulmate Wish List
What qualities are you looking for in your ideal partner? Think it through
Gifs, Love And Play On Words
While looking at Giphy I came across a number of gifs which are a play on words on the theme of lo...
Quotes About Marriage
Many comments about marriage can be found on the internet
Friends of Truly Heart
1 Play Tourist-
2 Comedy Night-
3 Drive in Movies-
4 Free Live Music-
5 Avoid Date Disasters-