love and cheese.

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so exciting to have found a new approach to dating and romance

i feel pretty sure this method will be the winner!

Notes: TYROMANCY: The use of cheese as a divination tool was known in the ancient world and the Middle Ages, although the details aren’t very well-recorded. Some say the shapes of the holes in the cheeses were thought to hold meaning—a heart shape could indicate love, and certain holes could be read as initials. Women in the countryside would predict future husbands by writing the names of suitors on pieces of cheese. The first to mold was believed to be the ideal mate. It may be worth noting, however, that the Greek diviner Artemidorus did not feel that cheese divination was very reliable, and included cheese diviners among his list of “false diviners,” alongside dice diviners, sieve-diviners, and necromancers. (The interpretation of dreams and livers was far more dependable, he felt.)

“i pondered what else I should take for him. flowers seemed wrong; they’re a love token, after all.

I looked in the fridge, and popped a packet of cheese slices into the bag. all men like cheese.” 

-gail honeyman, eleanor oliphant is completely fine

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  1. Cheez! Some women are just too desperate to find a mate! I mean, holy cheese – who would waste a good piece of cheese and a simple man? Thanks for the chuckles! (Now I must go check all of the different cheeses in my fridge, just in case!)

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  2. Writing the names of prospective suitors on one’s food seems like a scene from a disturbing movie. Cheese never stays long enough in our refrigerator to grow mold.

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  3. I love this. You know it’s a Swiss folk custom to start a wheel of cheese for every child to take with him/her when he/she marries. If a guy showed up at my door with a wheel of Appenzeller Cheese he’d have made it half-way to my heart.

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