When you think of flowers and romance, you may think of your anniversary or Valentine’s Day. But did you know that the entire month of August is dedicated to romance as well? What an awesome opportunity to surprise the one you love with an expression of devotion and passion, when they least expect it. Blossom Flower Shops are here to help you to celebrate your love all year round, with flowers and gifts sure to make their heart flutter. But for National Romance Month, we thought we would share a few facts about romance that you may find interesting.
Will You Marry Me? The very first diamond engagement ring was reportedly given by the Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his intended, Mary of Burgundy. The year was 1477. Since then there have been many traditions surrounding engagements, but many have been falling by the wayside in recent years. For instance, only one in five men will drop to one knee to pop the question; and less than 5% of prospective brides or grooms seek the approval of their parents before getting engaged.
Online Romance: In 2017, approximately 40% of available singles will utilize an online dating site to try to find romance, and they span generations. It appears to be working, as 20% of current marriages represent couples who met online. As more and more online dating sites perfect their mobile apps, the younger generations are finding love online more often than not.
It Must Be the Caffeine: With all the online dating, you may think the old-fashioned ways of meeting are passe. However, approximately 10,000 couples who met over a cup of coffee will tie the knot annually, making the coffee shop a very popular place to meet your sweetheart.
Romantic Florals: The undisputed floral champion when it comes to romance is the red rose, which signifies passionate love. But there are other flowers which also represent love – for instance, the daisy symbolizes innocent or young love, the orchid stands for love and beauty, and the red tulip is a declaration of undying devotion. The gardenia is indicative of a secret love, and the peony of marital bliss.
Most Romantic Cities: We don’t know if these towns are actually romantic, but they do have love-inspired names. There are two towns named Valentine in the United States (in Nebraska and Texas) but the die-hard romantic may also want to live in Romeo, Colorado or Love Valley, North Carolina.
National Romance Month gives you a unique opportunity to celebrate the love of your life – and whether they live in Yonkers, White Plains, or across the miles, you can trust Blossom Flowers Shops to deliver the love. After all, it is what we do, all year-round.