- In the Middle Ages, young men and women got random names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear their name pinned onto their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This is where the expression "to wear your heart on your sleeve" comes from. Aaaw, how cute, why doesn't anyone do that anymore?
- 15% of women in the U.S buy themselves flowers on Valentines Day... Well.. that's awkward. But, we need love too. Like they say, you must learn to love yourself before you can learn to love another person, right?
- In the 1800's doctors told their heartbroken patients to eat chocolate to help with the pain. That's why women find comfort in a box of chocolates during a heartbreak.. It's a good thing I love chocolate!
- There are an average of 220,000 wedding proposals on this day. And more than 6,000 marriages a day for the year!
- Americans spend over $3.6 billion this day. Talk about "Money can't buy Love" right?
-Who is Cupid? Cupid is Latin, which means Amor, or Love. That's why he's famous on Valentine's day.
-60% of America's red roses are grown in California. Lucky them !