I know, I know I’m a day late in NZ, but not in the States!
My thoughtful Darling gave me a yoga gift card – I think he’s trying to tell me something! haha I have been meaning to get back so I can start chilling out before the wedding…
I did plan on writing a fantastic romance inspiring blog about Valentines Day, but with 3 more weeks to go til the wedding (AAaaarrrghhhhh!!!) I sort of got sidetracked with wedding stuff including a venue visit with the MC and videographer.
But seriously, we are VERY excited and it’s going to be an uber fun day!
So a belated Valentines Day – if you need a card check out http://www.jibjab.com/valentines for ecards – they are hilarious!
Read up on the history which I actually don’t remember knowing… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
And here’s some cool facts you may not know about love….
♥ Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
♥ People are more likely to tilt their heads to the right when kissing instead of the left (65 percent of people go to the right!)
♥ When it comes to doing the deed early in the relationship, 78 percent of women would decline an intimate rendezvous if they had not shaved their legs or underarms.
♥ Feminist women are more likely than other females to be in a romantic relationship.
♥ Two-thirds of people report that they fall in love with someone they’ve known for some time vs. someone that they just met.
♥ Falling in love can induce a calming effect on the body and mind and raises levels of nerve growth factor for about a year, which helps to restore the nervous system and improves the lover’s memory.
♥ Love can also exert the same stress on your body as deep fear. You see the same physiological responses — pupil dilation, sweaty palms, and increased heart rate.
♥ Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate — the part of the brain involving cravings.
♥ The women of the Tiwi tribe in the South Pacific are married at birth.
♥ The “Love Detector” service from Korean cell phone operator KTF uses technology that is supposed to analyze voice patterns to see if a lover is speaking honestly and with affection. Users later receive an analysis of the conversation delivered through text message that breaks down the amount of affection, surprise, concentration and honesty of the other speaker.
♥ Couples’ personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
♥ The oldest known love song was written 4,000 years ago and comes from an area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
♥ 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.
♥ People who are newly in love produce decreased levels of the hormone serotonin — as low as levels seen in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Perhaps that’s why it’s so easy to feel obsessed when you’re smitten.
♥ 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.
♥ A man’s beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
♥ Every Valentine’s Day, Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet took place, receives around 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.
♥ Familiarity breeds comfort and closeness … and romance.
♥ Having a romantic relationship makes both genders happier. The stronger the commitment, the greater the happiness!
Treat every day like Valentines Day!