This collection of odd romantic facts serves to remind us that there is a fun side of loving relationships. Couples who laugh together tend to enjoy each other all the more. So, enjoy this page filled with strange things that we human beings manage to come up with when trying to attract that special someone.


Kissing is Healthier...
A team of medical experts in Virginia contends that you're more likely to catch the common cold virus by shaking hands than by kissing.


Pounds of Lipstick...
The average woman uses up approximately her height in lipstick every five years.


A Romantic Necklace...
Scholars recently returned from New Guinea said they noted a lot of elderly natives there had missing fingers. Research revealed that it was the custom some years ago for a young fighting man to give his lucky girlfriend a finger cut from the hand of an opponent. In return, the girlfriend wore that finger on a string around her neck.


Forgetful Romantics...
Most recent research indicates just about 9,000 romantic couples each year take out marriage licenses, then fail to use them.


Coffee Break Romantics...
It's reported that more than 10,000 marriages a year now are directly traceable to romances which begin during coffee breaks.


 



High Income Kissers...
The pollsters contend their studies indicate that the man who kisses his wife good-bye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than does the fellow who doesn't do it. Husbands who exercise the rituals of affection tend to be more painstaking, more stable, more methodical, thus, higher earners.


The Longest Kiss Ever...
The longest kiss listed in the Guinness Book of World Records lasted an incredible 417 hours.


Longer Living Kissers...
Husbands who kiss their wives before leaving home in the morning have been documented to live five years longer than those who do not.



Chances Are...
Romance statisticians have calculated that the odds run 70 to one that you won't marry any of the boys in the office where you work. About 100 to one you won't marry your boss, and 1700 to one that you won't marry your doctor.


Raise Those Hemlines...
Women's hemlines go up as the economy gets better. They stay put when nothing happens in commerce. They go down when business drops off. Nobody knows why, evidently, but the record indicates the pattern dates back more than 65
years.


Business Bathing...
An ordinance in Carmel, California, makes it unlawful for a lady to take a bath in a business office.


Fading Sweetness...
The word "honeymoon" first appeared in the 16th century. The honey is a reference to the sweetness of a new marriage and the moon is not a reference to the lunar-based month, but rather a bitter acknowledgment that this sweetness, like a full moon, would quickly fade.


Don't Wait...
Only 14% of brides in the USA are engaged to the men they actually marry more for than one year. The length of the average engagement is six months. Engagements that are considerably longer tend to raise the odds against happy matrimony.



Hard to Get Romantics...
The one who plays hard to get tends to inspire more passion in the person who is trying to do the getting. And the romantic pushover inspires less amorous interest.

A Romantic's Heart...
The heart is the most common symbol of romantic love. Ancient cultures believed the human soul lived in the heart. Others thought it to be the source of emotion and intelligence. Some believed the heart embodied a man's truth, strength and nobility. The heart may be associated with love because the ancient Greeks believed it was the target of Eros, known as Cupid to the Romans. Anyone shot in the heart by one of Cupid's arrows would fall hopelessly in love. Because the heart is so closely linked to love, it's red color is thought to be the most romantic.


Well, there you have it. No doubt, we human beings can be quite capable of coming up with some very odd things when it comes to expressing our love for another person.

One wonders about such things. Afterall, if the above facts are accurate, what other strange things are out there? How many other wierd things have we come up with when it comes to the subject of romance and love?

Why, it could even be possible that there might have been a moment when over 1,500 couples met in one place to hold the biggest kiss ever. Infact it happened in Ontario, Canada on Valentine's Day in 1999 where over 1500 couples elocked in the biggest kiss ever as captured by the Guiness Book of World Records.