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Halloween was a day for young women to predict their future husbands. One tradition was to peel an apple in a long continuous strip, swing it over her head three times while reciting a phrase before throwing it over her shoulder. The letter the peel formed on the ground was her soulmate’s initial.

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Halloween was a day for young women to predict their future husbands. One tradition was to peel an apple in a long continuous strip, swing it over her head three times while reciting a phrase before throwing it over her shoulder. The letter the peel formed on the ground was her soulmate’s initial.

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  1. [https://bust.com/general/198513-halloween-courtship-history.html](https://bust.com/general/198513-halloween-courtship-history.html)

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    One of the most popular old-world Halloween games to make the leap from the British Isles to 20th-century America was “Bobbing for Apples.” But for girls, there was more at stake than getting their hair wet. That’s because it was believed that catching an apple meant catching a good husband. Some thought the first apple caught should be placed by the winner under her pillow to bring on a ghostly vision of her future husband. This sort of apparition was called a “fetch,” and on Halloween night, women would try all kinds of rituals to catch a glimpse of one.

    Another common way to use an apple in soothsaying was the “Apple Peel Love Test,” which is believed to have originated in Scotland. An apple was peeled in one continuous strip (if the peel broke—tough titties, no man). Then the woman who peeled it swung the skin around her head three times while saying, “By this paring let me discover/The initial letter of my true lover,” before throwing the peel over her left shoulder. The letter the peel formed on the ground was the initial of the woman’s soulmate. The seeds also played a part. A gal could name two wet apple seeds after her crushes and then stick them to her forehead, cheeks, or eyelids. The first seed to fall off indicated which dude wouldn’t stick around. But if a girl preferred one of the guys represented by a seed, she could twitch her face to produce her desired outcome. “A mischievous girl will bear close watching in this test, or she may help on the cause of her favorite suitor by winking off his rival,” The Paducah Sun noted in 1905.