Did you know... how wearing your heart on your sleeve came about?

Wearing your heart on your sleeve - To wear your heart on your sleeve means that it is easy for other people to see your feelings.
@ahgong (10066)
Singapore
August 19, 2008 2:40am CST
In the middle ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would then wear the names they drew on their sleeves for a whole week. Today, to wear your heart on your sleeve, it means that it is easy for people to see and know what you are feeling. So comes the question. When you are with your significant other, do you wear your heart on your sleeve?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Aug 08
Yes.. Because we are supposed to share and bare our hearts to our significant parnters.. ANd that's y they are special to us and unique from the others ^_^ If our significant partners cant know and see what we are feeling, then who else can?? If everybody can see and know, then y will we need a significant partner in the 1st place.. hehe
• United States
22 Aug 08
I agree with you
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
That is a very good point you raised there kun2349! It is precisely that reason that makes your love one special. The ability to wear your hear around him/her! And that is what being in a special relationship is all about, ain't it?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
Because love is just this simple ^_^
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
19 Aug 08
i love all the research you mylotters are doing around here today. i didn't know that. what a fun idea. when i am with my hubby i would say people know we are together. we hold hands, or i hold his arm. so they know.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
IT is a good thing. And to still be able to be a little intimate like hugging or holding hands when together in public, is a good thing. Especially after having kids and starting a family. Many couples are so busy with looking after the kids and caring for the family, they forget the little things like these do matter. Keep up the good work Momma!
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@34momma (13895)
• United States
22 Aug 08
well with a house full of kids, hold hands and hugging is about as far as we get!! LOL LOL LMAO
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
ha ha ha ha ha... I can imagine the situation you are in. Ever week end when we congregate at granny's home, all the kids are like havoc! They will be making so much noise while playing that you cannot even hear yourself think!
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
22 Aug 08
Hello Yes when I am with my fiance my heart is always on my sleeve . His heart is always on his sleeve too . I am an open book and my heart is always on my sleeve . I dont like to keep my feelings in . I may have a lilttle downfall people tell me with my big heart ! Hey hey !! Thanks for all that information it was nice to read about .
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
you are welcome my friend. I too found the information very interesting. Glad that you found it entertaining to read as well.
@ReenaDKL (206)
• Mauritius
19 Aug 08
Thanx for the info..i did not know that... Well am so much in love with my husband that am always talking about him to everyone...when we walk on the streets we still hold each others hand (after 2 years of marriage)... So i guess i do wear my heart on my sleeves :) and happy to do it...
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
I too still hold my wife's hand when we go out together. And I too love my wife enough to wear my heart on my sleeve for her. Not everyone can do that. It is good that you are able to do that with your spouse.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
19 Aug 08
Hi ahgong Thanks for sharing this awesome stuff! I think I do wear my heart on my sleeve be with my partner or not. Its actually irrespective of that. My friends feel that I am too transparent and anyone can make out who I am. That's true for I cannot pretend, I cannot pose, I cannot fake. That's in most cases is good but sometimes I feel a little bit of tactfulness of diplomacy serve a lot of purpose. Thanks.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
Yep. You are so right! Like I mentioned in the above post. Wearing your heart on your sleeve may not be a good thing if you are in certain kind of occupation. Can you imagine being a professional poker player. And you wear your heart on your sleeve? You will never make it! Cos everyone will be able to guess the hand you are having for that particular round just by looking at your expression!
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
19 Aug 08
It has often been said that I wear my heart on my sleeve but i think they say that because when I I really like someone it shows, I guess all my emotions show so they tend to say i waer my heart on my sleeve but your reaqsoning sounds more logical...
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
20 Aug 08
It is not entirely a bad thing to wear your heart on your sleeve. At least, when you are annoyed, people know full well that you are. And they will most likely leave you alone. But it also have to depend on your occupation as well. Can you imagine being a customer service officer and you are, well, neck deep in irritation for this particular customer. If you were to wear your heart on your sleeve, you can forget about that promotion already! And if every customer that comes along were to irritate you, you can kiss the job good bye!
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
31 Aug 08
some very interesting information you've got there. i'm always surprised by your ability to get these information. keep them coming coz i'm learning a lot. as for wearing my heart on my sleeve, i certainly do. in fact, i make an effort to do it. i believe that no one ever knows what another person is thinking about. so the usual excuses like 'she should know how i feel' or 'of course i love her, why else would i still be with her' doesn't cut it for me. people stay together for a myriad of reasons. i want my loved ones to know that i love them and i will remind them everyday. it doesn't always have to be saying i love you. doing things and telling them it's for them is good enough. cheers ;p
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
31 Aug 08
wow thank you for the information :) hehe i haven't got any idea about this saying but i guess when i am with my significant other i am not really showing my feelings. i am not showy in public.