Is there anything better than love and romance? We don’t think so, and that is why we are so glad that August in National Romance Month – it gives us an opportunity to celebrate our sweethearts, significant others and spouses in the middle of summer. After all, who wants to wait until Valentine’s Day? At Bagoy’s Florist & Home, we always have the flowers and gifts you need to share your affection – and in honor of National Romance Month, we have pulled together some fun trivia sure to put you in the mood for love.
Speaking of Valentine’s Day: There are two towns in the United States named after the patron saint of romance – Valentine, Texas and Valentine, Nebraska. You can also choose to live in Love Valley (North Carolina), Loveland (Oklahoma) or Romeo (Colorado).
It Pays to Be Romantic: Recent studies have indicated that men who kiss their spouses goodbye on the way out the door in the morning make more money! That’s right, men who are affectionate also tend to be more responsible, more reliable, and more methodical in their work, which translates to higher incomes across the board. So kiss your wife goodbye, then spend a little extra money on her.
The Language of Flowers: You probably know that the red rose is the universal flower of love and passion. But there are other flowers that are just as amorous. For instance, an orange blossom speaks to eternal love, a red tulip is thought to provide an emphatic declaration of true love, and the blue iris is proof of undying, loyal love.
Modern Love: As of 2017, it is estimated that 40% of singles are utilizing online dating, and 20% of current marriages are the result of an online relationship (with that number rising every year). Still, it is estimated that 10,000 marriages a year still result from a very old fashioned ritual – having a cup of coffee together. And ladies, take note – 53% of the people online are male.
The Ultimate Romantic Gift: There is a reason why flowers and chocolate are the quintessential gift of romance. Flowers have signified love and romance for thousands of years; while chocolate contains a natural substance that stimulates the brain in the same way as a romantic encounter. Be sure to celebrate romance month with romantic flowers and chocolates from Bagoy’s Florist & Home – and you can’t go wrong.
We deliver throughout the Anchorage area, but true love knows no distance. We are happy to help you share the love wherever your sweetheart lives.