Love is beautiful; most humans strive to experience it at some point in their lives, regardless of its nature. over time, treaties have been signed, laws put in place, and general mass sensitizations conducted worldwide to help people love each other more and live in harmony. Here, we look at some fascinating love facts to make your day.

1. There Is a Reason Why People Wear Wedding Rings on the Fourth Finger of Their Left Hand

In most cultures around the globe, wedding rings are a sign of people bonded together by love. However, there is a reason why individuals wear them on the fourth finger of their left hand: legend has it that, in ancient times, it was thought a vein in that specific finger led straight to the heart. Romans called the vein vena amoris, loosely translated to “vein of love.”

2. Dogs Love Humans A Lot

Numerous studies show that “a dog is man’s best friend” is more than that; dogs love humans as they love their food, sometimes more.

3. A Bakery Once Included “Love” As a Granola Ingredient

In 2017, the U.S. Food and Administration warned a bakery known as Nashoba Brook Bakery from indicating that love was one of their granola ingredients. The FDA cited that love is not a commonly known ingredient, and there was no logical way for the bakery to add it as an ingredient.

4. Some People Believe in Love Potions

Love potion refers to a magical drink that supposedly has the power to affect the drinker into developing love feelings towards the individual who served it. While its effectiveness is widely debated, its spread and popularity are not; only its ingredients and prescriptions vary. For instance, the people of Madura Island in East Java, Indonesia, are famous for their Jamu ramuan and the U.K. for vervain & bracken roots.

5. There Is a Loving Day

Loving Day is significant in the United States calendar as it marks the time when miscegenation (sexual relationships involving different races, especially if one of them is white) ended in 1967. Commemorated every 12th June, Loving Day is the day Midred and Richard Loving won their case against the U.S. Supreme Court. It was ruled that anyone could love who they wanted without racial restrictions.

6. There Is a Vigilante Group in India That Protects Lovers

Popularly known as the Love Commandos, a vigilante group in India protects young couples who have fallen in love but are somehow unable to marry. This can be because of differences in religious backgrounds or castes. The vigilante protects them and allows them to fulfil their wishes to love each other.

7. Couples’ Heartbeats Sync When They Make Eye Contact

Study shows that staring at each other in the eyes can cause their heartbeats to sync when people are in love. This is probably because their chemical makeup compliments each other; it highlights how falling in love can create unique connections.

8. Nikola Tesla Was In Love with a Pigeon

While there were a lot of assumptions about Nikola Tesla’s love life, his admiration for pigeons was unquestionable. Tesla, a well-known electrical engineer, futurist, and mechanical engineer, claimed he was in love with a white pigeon. When the bird unfortunately died, Tesla remarked that he loved it as a man loves a woman and that it gave him purpose in life.

9. The Ancient Greeks Categorized Love into Seven Different Types

The ancient Greeks sought to help people learn and understand more about love by categorizing it into seven different types. They include platonic love (philia), playful love (Ludus), familial love (storge), universal love (agape), playful love (ludus), self-love (philautia), passionate love (eros), and practical, enduring love (pragma).

10. Men Are More Likely to Declare Their Love First

According to research, men are more likely to declare their love than women. Even though this is not always the case, there is a general belief that men should make the first move, so sharing their feelings regarding love is often considered a norm.

11. The Heart Symbol Was First Used to Depict Love in the 15th Century

While the heart symbol is widely used today to depict love and deep affection, it started in the 15th century and became popular in Europe in the 16th century. Before the 14th century, the heart shape didn’t symbolize anything close to love/heart.

 12. There Are Love Languages

Humans have different ways of showing affection, otherwise known as love languages. According to a book by Gary Chapman, an American author and radio talk show host, there are about five love languages. They include physical touch, gift-giving, quality time, acts of service, and words of affirmation.

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Last Update: November 27, 2023