Love Facts

63 facts tagged with Love Facts

  • 1
    Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
  • 2
    In 2010, Gary Richmond was beaten into a coma. He woke up with amnesia and no memory of his wife of 20 years. Subsequently, he ended up falling in love with her all over again!
  • 3
    A couple had their wedding rings engraved with a waveform of their own voices saying "I do."
  • 4
    In 2012, a running partner took his runner girlfriend on a run that ended at the place where they first met. When he showed her his GPS tracker, the tracked route read "MARRY ME".
  • 5
    In 2007, the 5000-year-old skeletal remains of two lovers embracing each other were found at Mantua.
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    According to the New York Times, a study conducted during the 1980's found that men who kiss their wives before leaving for work live longer, get into fewer car accidents, and have a higher income than married men who don't.
  • 7
    For Valentine's Day 2014, an unnamed man sabotaged a special screening of "Beijing Love Story" at a Shanghai cinema by booking every other seat, subsequently preventing couples from sitting together.
  • 8
    Men fall in love faster than women do.
  • 9
    When dragonflies mate, their tails form a love heart.
  • 10
    There's a love mattress that is specifically designed for couples who sleep on each other's arms.
  • 11
    In 2012, a Chinese man named Xiao Fan had a dress made out of 9,999 red roses for his girlfriend and then proposed - 9 in China means forever
  • 12
    In 1986 federal prisoner Ronald J. McIntosh escaped during a prisoner transfer. A week later he returned in a stolen helicopter and broke out his girlfriend.
  • 13
    In 1999, a fisherman found a love letter in a bottle from a soldier in WWI. He returned said letter to the now deceased widows 86 year old daughter.
  • 14
    Rex the German Shepherd was a rescue dog with a bad temper. He refused to be fed by humans and would attack strangers, but he’s a changed dog after falling in love with Geraldine the goose!
  • 15
    Holding hands with someone you love can alleviate physical pain as well as stress and fear.
  • 16
    When two strangers are forced to talk and maintain eye contact for a while, it can make them fall in love.
  • 17
    Kissing releases masses of oxytocin, a "love potion" that helps couples bond and feel more attracted to each other.
  • 18
    A Korean man called Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with his large, huggable pillow and married it.
  • 19
    Ten seconds of hugging a day increases levels of oxytocin, which can reduce blood pressure, thus cutting the risk of heart disease.
  • 20
    Wearing red increases attraction.
  • 21
    When a male gentoo penguin "falls in love" with a female penguin, he searches the entire beach to find the perfect pebble to present to her.
  • 22
    Cuddling (or other ‘love’ acts) helps to heal physical wounds faster due to the release of Oxytocin which is proven to reduce swelling.
  • 23
    Raj from the Big Bang Theory is married to Miss India.
  • 24
    Gary Kremen, founder of match.com, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on match.com.
  • 25
    In 2011, archaeologists discovered the skeletal remains of a Roman couple who have been holding hands for 1,500 years.
  • 26
    When you fall in love, that 'high' feeling is caused by a flood of dopamine that is similar to that of cocaine.
  • 27
    Erotomania is a type of delusion in which the person believes another person is in love with him/her.
  • 28
    The left ear is more responsive to words of love and emotion whispered into it than the right.
  • 29
    Sandy, an African Penguin, has been in 'love' with her keeper at the Nuremburg zoo since 1996.
  • 30
    Sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
  • 31
    Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
  • 32
    The average person will go on a date at least 100 times before they finally marry.
  • 33
    Every year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent. After Christmas it's a single largest seasonal card-sending occasion.
  • 34
    In Finland, Valentine's Day is called "Ystävänpäivä" which translates into "Friend's day".
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    In Korea, if you do not receive any gift on Valentine's day then all the singles go to Korean restaurants and eat black noodles to celebrate (or mourn) their single status.
  • 36
    Kissing an infection-free partner is good for your teeth!
  • 37
    40% of people who are rejected in romantic love slip into clinical depression.
  • 38
    It's possible to die from a broken heart; it's called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
  • 39
    Close to 110 million roses (mostly red) will be purchased and delivered around Valentine's Day in the U.S.
  • 40
    Approximately 141 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year.
  • 41
    Studies show that the risk of a “secret love” being revealed heightens romantic feelings for the partners, thanks to increased levels of phenylethylamine (PEA).
  • 42
    The average person in their lifetime will spend an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing!
  • 43
    Two in five people in the world marry their first love.
  • 44
    The single biggest predictor of love is proximity.
  • 45
    Parents receive 1 out of every 5 Valentines.
  • 46
    As a rule, 66 percent of people keep their eyes closed while kissing. The rest take pleasure in watching the emotions run the gamut on the faces of their partners.
  • 47
    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!)
  • 48
    Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate - the part of the brain involving cravings.
  • 49
    Historically, sweat has been an active ingredient in perfume and love potions.
  • 50
    One in five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being involved with others.
  • 51
    When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.
  • 52
    Couples' personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
  • 53
    Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't.
  • 54
    A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
  • 55
    The typical person spends about 600 hours having sex between the ages of 20 and 70.
  • 56
    A poll has found that computer 'nerds' make the best lovers, with 82 percent of IT geeks claiming they put their partner's pleasure above their own.
  • 57
    'X' became symbolic for a kiss because in the middle ages when alot of people were illiterate and they used to sign documents with an X and then kiss it for sincerity.
  • 58
    In medieval Italy, if a man was caught kissing a woman in public, he had to marry her whether he liked it or not.
  • 59
    8 out of 10 people think that the first kiss indicates how the rest of the relationship will be.
  • 60
    Twenty nine percent of women spend more time shopping for shoes than they do looking for a life long mate.
  • 61
    If you mouth the word "colorful" to someone, it looks like you are saying "I love you".
  • 62
    You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
  • 63
    When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.