The lovespoon is a traditional craft that dates back to the seventeenth century.
Over generations, decorative carvings were added to the spoon and it lost its original practical use and became a treasured decorative item to be hung on a wall.
Certain symbols came to have specific meanings: a horseshoe for luck, a cross for faith, bells for marriage, hearts for love, a wheel supporting a loved one and a lock for security, among others.
Caged balls indicated the number of children hoped for.
But generally speaking, what I’m saying here is good reasoning to follow.
In terms of the way that it feels to a guy when a girl says I love you first, well, it depends.
The spoon is normally decorated with symbols of love, and was intended to reflect the skill of the carver.
A Lovespoon is a wooden spoon decoratively carved that was traditionally presented as a gift of romantic intent.
It was important for the girl's father to see that the young man was capable of providing for the family and woodworking.
Sailors would often carve lovespoons during their long journeys, which is why anchors would often be incorporated into the carvings.
It is like the “kiss of death.” While I understand the advice of not jumping the gun, as we women are supposed to be “more emotional,” I am in a relationship now where there is a lot of “hinting” around it going on and it is really tempting to “come out and say it.” What does a guy think about the age old question?
If the woman makes this “big move” first, does it make a guy squirm…or run?