THIS TITCHY DETAIL ON A TRADITIONAL BAVARIAN DRESS MAY HELP YOU MEET YOUR SOULMATE – OR REPEL THE SLEAZEBALLS
Granted, compared to apps or dating sites, this approach to attracting potential mates is no spring chicken, but deep down we all know that appearing as alluring as possible still works like a charm.
The southern German traditional costume has kicked it up a notch, by adding a little detail that makes wearing a wedding ring obsolete and is more easily visible than a twinkling rock on someone’s finger.
Along with a blouse, Bavarian dresses, called Dirndl, come with an apron that gets tied in different ways, depending on the wearer’s relationship status.
Read on to learn what that means.
Whoever ties their apron on their front left side, signals that they’re single and/or open for a flirt.
Be that as it may, it does not mean, they’re duty-bound to talk to just anyone who waltzes up to them. You may approach them respectfully, but do accept it, if they’re not interested!
If the apron is tied on the right – the same side on which Germans have their wedding ring – the wearer is taken, meaning either married, engaged, in a relationship, or simply in love.
But then again, maybe it’s none of that and she just wants all those clammy, cock-eyed dudes off her back.
Whatever the reason, if it’s tied on her front right, she’s saying: f*** off.
Traditionally, this means virgin, but there seems to be a newer meaning: “None of your business!”
I’ve never seen anyone wear it like that and, honestly, I think it would look kooky – but who am I to judge… whatever creams your twinkie!
While the apron is traditionally tied there by waitresses, widows, and children, remember, the wearer could also simply be a tourist who didn’t get the memo. Chances are even higher at a popular fair like Oktoberfest, Bergkirchweih, or Wasen.
Not you though – you just read this article and can now pull your foot out of your mouth!
MIND YOUR MANNERS
I shouldn’t even have to touch on this, but unfortunately, we all know I still have to:
An apron that’s tied on the wearer’s front left is not an invitation for catcalling, hitting on, or even groping that person. “No” means “no” – unrelated to the way someone wears their Dirndl, or anything else, respectively.
Take this to heart and also tell your drunk self before attending any fests.
Stay ever so courteous!