Every time around this year we think about that special person in our life…. unless you are single. If you are single, then…. Happy Single Awareness Day?
In the days leading up to February 14th, we run around as we think of all the things we could do to show that special someone just how important they are. Here at TravelSmart VIP, we love to love! So, we have taken the time to compile a list of 10 interesting (and fun) facts about this joyous day of love! Feel free to use them around the water cooler or on your romantic date.
Did you know that Saint Valentine wasn’t just one person? Actually, many historians speculate that Saint Valentine may have been two or three people. Although most people only recognize the so-called, “founder” of Valentine’s Day. Valentine of Terni became a saint after he was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II. This happened because he defied the Emperor who had placed a ban on marriage because he thought it distracted young soldiers.
Everyone gives Valentine’s gifts to their loved ones but what about your dog? Every year, retail statistics show that about 3 percent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day.
Commercially this day of love is the second largest seasonal card-sending time of the year. Do you know how many cards are exchanged each year? On average…1 Billion!! That’s a lot of love!
When analyzing the brain, scientists discovered that the idea of love doesn’t register as an emotion but actually as an addiction.
Fellas! Don’t forget to give a kiss to special someone before you start your day. Studies show that men who kiss their partner in the morning are said to live five years longer than men who don’t.
Have you ever asked the question, “Why can’t I get him/her off my mind?” scientifically love causes a drop, in serotonin, which is a symptom of OCD, causing you to be literally obsessed with your partner.
Want to start a fire and get in sync with your partner? When two people in love stare into each other’s’ eyes, their heart rates sync up.
Cuddling triggers the same neurological reaction as taking painkillers.
Feeling stressed or in pain? Well, experts say that holding hands with someone you love can alleviate physical pain as well as stress and fear.