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In honor of Valentines Day, we’ve scoured the web to come up with 10 Fascinating Facts about Love and Valentines Day.

  1. A typical french kiss moves 29 muscles in the face.
  2. Eleven percent of women have gone online and done research on a person they were dating or were about to meet, versus seven percent of men.
  3. One minute of passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories.
  4. The tradition of the diamond engagement ring comes from Archduke Maximillian of Austria who, in the 15th century, gave a diamond ring to his fiancée, Mary of Burgundy.
  5. The phrase “Sweets for the sweet” is a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1.
  6. The longest kiss on record is 33hrs and was between Matty Daley & Bobby Canciello in 2010
  7. Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet took place, receives around 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
  8. According to mathematical theory, we should date a dozen people before choosing a long-term partner; that provides the best chance that you’ll make a love match.
  9. Couples’ personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
  10. The roots of St. Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia. On Lupercalia, a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year.
Also read:  15 Fun Valentine's Craft Ideas for Kids

So how many did you already know? Which fact was most fascinating?  

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33 comments

  1. I love fun facts! i’ve never seen this one before: The roots of St. Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia. On Lupercalia, a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year.

    i always thought Valentine’s Day came from St. Valentine marrying people illegally.

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