Ten Fun Love Facts

January 18, 2018

Hey there, cupcake! Valentine’s Day is just another excuse for us to keep the love flowing, so we thought we’d bring you ten of our favorite fun factoids about l’amour to get you ramped up and ready for February 14th. Read on to learn more about love than the fact that it really is all you need. How many of these do you know?

Pink Swans and Peacock Feathers by Barbara Dziadosz
  1. Animals that mate for life:
  • swans
  • wolves
  • termites
  • coyotes
  • barn owls
  • beavers
  • bald eagles
  • golden eagles
  • condors
  • Gibbon apes
  • brolga cranes
  • French angel fish
  • sandhill cranes
  • pigeons
  • prions
  • red-tailed hawks
  • anglerfish
  • ospreys
  • prairie voles
  • black vultures
Two in Love by Carolyn Gavin
Cupid Love by Nicholas John Frith

2. The enduring symbol of love, Cupid (or Eros) is said to have come from Chaos (“The Yawning Void”) and represents the primitive forces of love and desire.

Beautiful Wife by Carolyn Gavin

3. Scientists suggest that most people will fall in love approximately seven times before marriage.

Rev Me Up, Light My Fire, and Sweet Love by Sarah Burwash

4. “Light My Fire” by the Doors was the number 1 Billboard single in 1967 for three weeks, when it was succeeded by “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles.

Genie by Nicholas John Frith

5. Genie’s Rule Number 2 from Disney’s Aladdin is that he can’t make anybody fall in love with anybody else–you little punim there!

Romantic Rose Wrap by Carolyn Gavin and Little Bugs Wrap by Becca Stadtlander

6. Roses are a traditional symbol of different types of love, depending on their color:

  • Red roses: passion and true love
  • Light pink: desire, passion and energy
  • Dark pink: gratitude
  • Yellow roses: friendship or jealousy
  • White roses: virtue or devotion
  • Lavender or thornless rose: love at first sight
Three Bridesmaids by Dinara Mirtalipova

7. Engagement rings are often worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the ancient Greeks maintained that that finger contains the vena amoris, or the “vein of love,” that runs straight to the heart. The first recorded wedding rings appear in ancient Egypt, with the circle representing eternity as well as powerful sun and moon deities.

Favorite Playmate by Danielle Kroll

8. Allegedly, Robert Smith of The Cure was inspired to write “The Love Cats” after reading the novel, The Vivisector by Patrick White, which details the demise of a love triangle, infidelity, and a sack of stray cats.

Pearl Diver by Dinara Mirtalipova

9. Cleopatra once swallowed a pearl that was submerged in a cocktail to settle a bet with her lover, Marc Anthony, about her power and wealth.

Kidboss Arlo at The Reckless Unicorn

10. Mothers always have their children in the back of their minds – now it seems that this is quite literally true. Fetal DNA can enter a mother’s brain and remain there for decades, according to autopsies of female brains. (Newscientist.com)

Sources: Factretriever.com, Wikipedia.com, and Petful.com