National Romance Month is here, which means it’s time to take a break from the mundane routine and get inspired to show some affection to your sweetheart. If you’re a true romantic at heart, this is just one more reason to get creative and shower your spouse or partner with affection. Need a few ideas to sweep them off their feet? The floral specialists at Gordon Boswell Florist are sharing a few fun facts about love and romance, including the five most romantic flowers perfect for honoring Romance Month this August.
Courting Rituals Around the World: In Australia, singles spend more time in large groups, thereby getting to know one another in a safe, judgment-free situation. Even when a couple becomes exclusive, they tend to continue spending time together with their group of friends. Therefore, friends and their input remain an integral part of a couple’s relationship all the way up to marriage. In Paris, singles also seem to prefer running in groups. Individuals often rely on their friends to introduce them to a potential suitor. Not so in Italy, where romance is a high priority. Dates with a boyfriend or girlfriend typically include evening walks throughout the city. The Czech Republic is full of smaller villages that do not often contain a wide pool of dating possibilities, so many people in these regions opt for online dating as a means of meeting a mate.
Online Dating: Here in the U.S., it is estimated that 35 million singles have turned to online dating sites or dating apps to look for love online. Approximately 32% of online dating profiles belong to men, while 28% belong to women. In terms of success rates, approximately 17% of couples attribute their strong romantic relationships to online dating.
A Cozy Cup of Coffee: While there are infinite date ideas and ways to connect with others, enjoying a cup of coffee as a first date leads to about 10,000 marriages per year.
Romantically Symbolic Blooms: The five most romantic flowers include daisies, sunflowers, orchids, lilies, and of course, roses.
- Daisies are a sweet symbol of innocent and young love in addition to true love.
- Sunflowers are an uplifting bloom that radiates positivity, joy, and happiness in addition to adoration, loyalty, and love.
- Orchids represent luxurious, refined love and romance thanks to the meaning they adopted during the Victorian Era.
- Lilies, especially red lilies, are connected to romance, passion, love, and longing, making them perfect for long-distance relationships.
- Roses are the ultimate symbol of love and romance! These popular and timeless flowers are also linked to passion, desire, respect, and fascination.
We “Love” Living in Texas: There are 19 cities in the United States whose names were inspired by romance, and three of them are here in Texas – Valentine, Lovelady, and Loving County.
Our beautiful Turn Up The Pink arrangement, featured above, is guaranteed to turn up the heat, offering stargazer lilies coupled with light and dark pink roses – classic ambassadors of romance. Purple Love, shown below, is a colorful expression of devotion and affection.
Stoke the fires of romance in your relationship this month by sending romantic flowers or thoughtful gifts. Talk to the design experts at Gordon Boswell Florist about a custom arrangement that’s perfect for your one true love. And don’t forget- we deliver to businesses and residents throughout the entire Fort Worth area. Give us a call or visit today!