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 is here to help you to celebrate your love all month, and all year round, with flowers and gifts sure to make their heart flutter. To further celebrate National Romance Month, we thought we would share a few facts about love that you may find interesting, as well as recommendations for the ultimate romantic blooms.
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 utilized an online dating site to try to find romance. It appears to be working, as 20% of marriages at that time 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. Today, in 2022, there are 35 million people who have turned to online dating and dating apps to find a partner.
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, fascination, desire, and respect. But there are other flowers that also represent love – for instance, the daisy symbolizes innocent or young love as well as true love. The orchid stands for refined love, luxury, and beauty, and red lilies are a declaration of longing, passion, romance, and love. The gardenia is indicative of secret love, and the sunflower, while it often represents peace and happiness, is also a symbol of adoration, loyalty, and love.
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.