Couples Use Padlocks to Express Their Undying Love While Swiping Furiously on Tinder

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padlocksCAPE ELIZABETH — If you want to express your undying, unbreakable love anonymously, yet publicly, to the world, you’ll have to find some place to do it other than Fort Williams Park. The tradition of affixing padlocks to fences, bridges and other public spaces in hopes of protecting a relationship reportedly dates back to World War I and the pedestrian bridge Most Ljubavi — which translates literally into “Bridge of Love” — in the Serbian town of Vrnja ka Banja. There, a school mistress named Nada was said to have died of a broken heart when her lover, an officer in the Serbian military, met another woman while away at war in 1915 and broke off their engagement. (read more at the Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier)

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