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Over which ear does my wife wear the flower?

Asked by AstroChuck (37373points) August 19th, 2008 from iPhone

We are in Hawaii escaping the real world right now. My wife wants to wear a flower in her hair. Does anyone know which side to tell people she is not available? We get conflicting answers when we ask people here where they shoud know.

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trudacia's avatar

I’m so jealous of you right now! Sorry, no idea about the flower.

augustlan's avatar

I say confuse them all…put hair in a ponytail, and tuck flower in the back!

Scrumpulator's avatar

Either ear, think back to all the movies you ever saw about hawii, when the actress faces you its on the left or the right. who really knows, why dont you ask the hotel clerk?

skfinkel's avatar

Hope you are having a lovely time in Hawaii. What a great place for a vacation (so I hear).

tinyfaery's avatar

If you are taken, the flower goes over the heart, if single, on the left.

Aloha!

AstroChuck's avatar

tiny-Then, are you saying the right? And are you sure? People here are telling me both. I don’t need my wife sending the wrong messages.

eambos's avatar

If someone enchroaches upon her, just fortify your manliness and tell him that she is already your wife!

jasonjackson's avatar

Well.. if you’re hearing both answers from people, it doesn’t seem like you can rely on other people to know whether left ear means available and right ear means taken or vice-versa, right?

So I think you should just accept that there might be misunderstandings, and have your wife wear the flower over whichever ear makes her look prettier. :)

Enjoy your vacation.

AstroChuck's avatar

Yeah, I thought that too. I’m just a stickler for details.

tinyfaery's avatar

I’m pretty sure.

Poser's avatar

I think she ought to wear it on her ring finger.

Wait a minute! You’re in Hawaii and your Fluthering? In think it’s time for an intervention.

augustlan's avatar

Seriously, Chuck, get the hell off of here!

Poser's avatar

edit: I, not in.

AstroChuck's avatar

I can’t help myself. This is another kind of paradise for me.

breedmitch's avatar

Shouldn’t her wedding ring take care of any doubt??

jlm11f's avatar

Left side is where the flower goes for taken/married women. Similar to how the wedding ring goes on the left hand. That’s how I remember it. I wasn’t positive though, so I looked it up, and this is what I found (and it supports my theory): “In Hawaii you wear a hair flower on the left side if you’re married or not available and on the right side if you are available and looking.” source

wildflower's avatar

You and your tropical holiday!! I could tell you where to stick that flower…..(no, I’m not jealous at all!!!)

But seriously, I’d go with the side the hair parts away from and it’s easier to keep it in place if the hair is tied back and she can stick the stem under the tied back hair.

AstroChuck's avatar

PnL- Thanks for the source link. I’m going to go with that. Last night she wore it over her right ear. Maybe she secretly knows and is looking to improve her lot in life? Today I’ll set her straight. Aloha.

jlm11f's avatar

Haa. Always happy to help ya AC. Enjoy the rest of your vacation :)

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