#1 Couples at dance, 1936
In honor of Valentine’s Day this year, we thought we would tell you about a reader survey on top places to meet a future significant other; post some real-life “Happily Ever Afters” from OSU’s past, and show old photos of romantically linked – but sadly, unidentified – couples on campus.
Throughout the blog, we’ve placed photos of couples, some of whom look desperately in love, and all of whom desperately need identification. As you read the blog, see if you can place names to faces, and if you can, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to include the number of the photo!
Now, the survey: In June 1991, The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine published the findings of a reader survey on the top places to meet your future significant other (based on the number of resulting marriages). They were:
- in class;
- at a Greek house or event;
- at a dorm or dorm event.
#2 Couple in front of fraternity house, c1970s
The top five all-time places to take your date (1910s-1990s) were:
- Mirror Lake and Libraries;
- Ohio Union (of any era);
- Greek house or event
- Football game
- Hennick’s Drug Store. Hennick’s, which was located at 15th and High, was the campus soda fountain of the 1930s and ’40s.
It seems odd that the library would top a football game as the best place to take a date, but there you have it. Meanwhile, here are a few stories from the June 1991 issue of alumni magazine of some real-life Buckeye couples:
#3 Couple at Hennick's, n.d.
David L. Sherck, ’57, was so sure that K. Carol Dixon, ’56, would marry him that he asked his fraternity brothers to gather at Mirror Lake to sing the sweetheart song while he proposed. They were married in June 1957.
When it began raining during the June 1941 commencement ceremony at Ohio Stadium, many fled for cover underneath the stands. It was there that Irving R. Lackritz, ’39, proposed to Dorothy S. Krakoff, ’41, in front of both sets of parents. They were married in November 1941.
Richard and Elizabeth Goertemiller, both Class of ’50, were at the 1950 OSU-Michigan game – now known as the “Snow Bowl” – when he proposed. She was so cold, she could barely say “yes,” but she did, and they were married in April 1951.
#4 Couple on campus, c1970s
#5 Freshmen dance at Ohio Union, 1967
Filed by C.N.