When you think of flowers, passion, and romance, Valentine’s Day may be your first thought, and in the middle of summer, who is thinking about that holiday? What you may not know is that the entire month of August has been dedicated to celebrating romance as National Romance Month – which means you have 31 days to convey your feelings, to use your imagination, and to really impress your special someone with a lovely bouquet of romantic blooms. To give you some inspiration, the experts at Central Square Florist have put together a list of interesting facts about love and romance that just may set the mood.
Let the Flowers Speak: The five most romantic flowers based on the language of flowers include roses, orchids, lilies, daisies, and sunflowers. The red rose is the universal flower of true love, romance, and passion, but it also symbolizes respect, fascination, and desire. For a more luxurious and refined message of love and romance, orchids are simply dazzling. Lilies are undeniably showstopping, alluring, bold, and magnificent. These blooms also represent longing, passion, romance, and love. The daisy is connected to innocence, young love, and true love, likely due to its association with “she loves me, she loves me not.”Finally, the sunflower, which radiates positivity, happiness, and joy, is a sunny symbol of peace, love, loyalty, and adoration.
Love is a Great Benefit: Recent studies have shown that men who kiss their sweethearts goodbye when they leave for work actually make more money! Seems that men who show affection are also generally more responsible and reliable, and have less stress and anxiety, which translates to higher incomes in the workplace. So kiss your spouse goodbye, then spend the extra cash on a romantic gift.
Love at First Sight: Research has proven that the popular romantic phenomenon “love at first sight” is indeed true. When we first look at someone, it can take our brain only 0.2 seconds to release love hormones like oxytocin and dopamine. Research also shows that men experience love at first sight more frequently than women.
Caffeinated Love: Whether it’s the warm cozy feeling of a hot beverage or the quality time that comes with sitting across from one another, it is estimated that 10,000 marriages a year result from a time-honored tradition – having a cup of coffee together. So, the next time someone invites you to share a pastry at a coffee shop, it might just be your future spouse!
Delicious and Beautiful: There is a reason why flowers and chocolate are the most popular and classic romantic gift. Flowers have represented romance for thousands of years, and it’s true – chocolate really does contain a substance that stimulates the brain in the same way as a romantic encounter. So check out our romantic flowers collection and pick up some chocolate – she’ll love you for it!
Central Square Florist delivers throughout the Cambridge and Boston area, but true love knows no distance. We are happy to help you send the romance wherever your sweetheart calls home.