This Valentine’s Day see love in a new light

What is Love?

Love is deeply rooted in psychology, emotions, and brain chemistry, so it’s no surprise that it is difficult to quantify. But thanks to modern science and a little bit of statistics, we’re able to look at love in a whole new way. And what better time to reflect on love than Valentine’s Day?

Take a look at the numbers. It might just change your ideas on romance.   

73% of Americans believe in soulmates

Married people are 12% less likely to have vascular disease than their single or divorced counterparts. 

96 – How many words there are for “love” in Sanskrit

62.34 million – The number of married couples in the US as of 2020

1 in 50 travelers met their soulmate on a plane

$9.9 billion – The amount Romcoms raked in at the box office from 1995 to 2020

1597 – Year William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was published

224 million – Roses grown each year for Valentine’s Day

14% of women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day

86 years, 290 days – How long Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher were married. The late North Carolina couple officially holds the record for the longest marriage. 

30% of adults in the US have used a dating site or app. 12% have married or been in a committed relationship after meeting on a dating site or app.

5th century – When Pope Gelasius I replaced the pagan Roman holiday Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day

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