10 Fascinating Facts About Love and Valentines Day

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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.

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

33 thoughts on “10 Fascinating Facts About Love and Valentines Day”

  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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  2. I don’t think I knew any *LOL* But it was interesting that the longest kiss was 33 hours, I don’t know if I could last that long.

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  3. Very interesting facts. I actually didn’t know any of them. As for that 33hrs kiss, did no one come up for air or for food? :)

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  4. Thank you for all the wonderful facts about love… I wish we would remember these year round… our world will be happier.

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  5. The percent of woman and men are rather low for those who research someone online, I am shocked the percentage isn’t higher. I loved reading these facts, thanks for sharing.

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  6. ONly the best holidays date back to Roman and Pagan traditions…. Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day… all pagan as they come and I LOVE it!

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  7. I would have thought there would be even more women than eleven percent doing that cyber research! There’s not a soul alive (or dead) that I would ever want to kiss for 33 hours.

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  8. Loved the random facts. I did a lot of research on my husband – we actually met through an online dating site and I did a lot of searching in those first few weeks!

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  9. The french kiss moving 29 muscles in the face is an interesting fact. Also, that the longest kiss on record is 33 hours. I’ll have to tell my husband about both of these facts lol

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  10. i don’t get why people feel the need google a prospective date. find out if you have chemistry first. if not who cares how many babies’ mamas he has lol! wow that’s an awesome restaurant.com promo. maybe i can rustle up a date in time to take advantage of it! or heck for 30 bux i can treat myself!

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  11. I love this! Now, when my husband scolds me about my Oreo addiction, I can just smile. Once I tell him that he gets 8 minutes of passionate kissing per cookie, he’ll be all for it! lol What a fun way to burn off a snack!

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  12. 33 hrs for a kiss…you must mean 33 min this was a typo…I can’t believe it lol. I haven’t heard of half of these before very interesting.

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  13. Some of those facts are really cool! I’m not sure if I feel better or worse about Valentine’s day after knowing of its origins though. LOL

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