Galoshes! and Dating

October 5, 1962

A reprinted article from February 11, 1922 in The Dickinsonian's celebration of the college's 90th anniversary described the "love code" of galoshes, saying that many women at the college indicated their stages of "fastenedness" or "unfastenedness" based upon the number of buckles they left open or closed.
No buckles open = married
One buckle open = I am not looking for a sweetheart
Two buckles open = Engaged to be married
Three buckles open = Not engaged to be married
Four buckles open = Have a sweetheart, but not engaged
Five buckles open = Have no sweetheart, but would like one; or, too tired to stoop over

Location of Document in Archives
Dickinsonian October 5, 1962, pg. 7