"Love padlocksare a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts at an increasing number of locations in the world to symbolize their everlasting love. Love padlocks have existed for quite some time, though there are no certain sources for their origin. In Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s. The reasons love padlocks started to appear vary between locations, and in many instances are unsourced. However, in Rome, the ritual of affixing love padlocks to the bridge Ponte Milviocan be attributed to the book I Want You by Italian author Frederico Moccia, who later made it into the film-adaptation Hovoglia dite. It has been said that if both members of “love’s hand” are not present as the lock locks, the love has been forever jinxed."