63 facts tagged with Love Facts
Falling in love raises levels of nerve growth in a person's brain for about a year and can improve their memory.
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!
A couple had their wedding rings engraved with a waveform of their own voices saying "I do."
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".
In 2007, the 5000-year-old skeletal remains of two lovers embracing each other were found at Mantua.
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.
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.
Men fall in love faster than women do.
When dragonflies mate, their tails form a love heart.
There's a love mattress that is specifically designed for couples who sleep on each other's arms.
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
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.
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.
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!
Holding hands with someone you love can alleviate physical pain as well as stress and fear.
When two strangers are forced to talk and maintain eye contact for a while, it can make them fall in love.
Kissing releases masses of oxytocin, a "love potion" that helps couples bond and feel more attracted to each other.
A Korean man called Lee Jin-gyu fell in love with his large, huggable pillow and married it.
Ten seconds of hugging a day increases levels of oxytocin, which can reduce blood pressure, thus cutting the risk of heart disease.
Wearing red increases attraction.
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.
Cuddling (or other ‘love’ acts) helps to heal physical wounds faster due to the release of Oxytocin which is proven to reduce swelling.
Raj from the Big Bang Theory is married to Miss India.
Gary Kremen, founder of match.com, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on match.com.
In 2011, archaeologists discovered the skeletal remains of a Roman couple who have been holding hands for 1,500 years.
When you fall in love, that 'high' feeling is caused by a flood of dopamine that is similar to that of cocaine.
Erotomania is a type of delusion in which the person believes another person is in love with him/her.
The left ear is more responsive to words of love and emotion whispered into it than the right.
Sandy, an African Penguin, has been in 'love' with her keeper at the Nuremburg zoo since 1996.
Sea otters hold hands while sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
Speed dating was invented by a Rabbi in 1999.
The average person will go on a date at least 100 times before they finally marry.
Every year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent. After Christmas it's a single largest seasonal card-sending occasion.
In Finland, Valentine's Day is called "Ystävänpäivä" which translates into "Friend's day".
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.
Kissing an infection-free partner is good for your teeth!
40% of people who are rejected in romantic love slip into clinical depression.
It's possible to die from a broken heart; it's called Stress Cardiomyopathy.
Close to 110 million roses (mostly red) will be purchased and delivered around Valentine's Day in the U.S.
Approximately 141 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged worldwide every year.
Studies show that the risk of a “secret love” being revealed heightens romantic feelings for the partners, thanks to increased levels of phenylethylamine (PEA).
The average person in their lifetime will spend an estimated 20,160 minutes kissing!
Two in five people in the world marry their first love.
The single biggest predictor of love is proximity.
Parents receive 1 out of every 5 Valentines.
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.
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!)
Brain scans show that people who view photos of a beloved experience an activation of the caudate - the part of the brain involving cravings.
Historically, sweat has been an active ingredient in perfume and love potions.
One in five long-term love relationships began with one or both partners being involved with others.
When someone looks at a new love, the neural circuits that are usually associated with social judgment are suppressed.
Couples' personalities converge over time to make partners more and more similar.
Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't.
A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
The typical person spends about 600 hours having sex between the ages of 20 and 70.
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.
'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.
In medieval Italy, if a man was caught kissing a woman in public, he had to marry her whether he liked it or not.
8 out of 10 people think that the first kiss indicates how the rest of the relationship will be.
Twenty nine percent of women spend more time shopping for shoes than they do looking for a life long mate.
If you mouth the word "colorful" to someone, it looks like you are saying "I love you".
You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.