Valentine's Day is very popular in the world. On this day, loving couples give each other gifts, arrange romantic dinners and even organize weddings. In addition, this is an excellent option for confessing love with the help of greeting cards.

This is not just the day of all lovers. In addition to Valentine’s Day, today,the Day of the programmer is celebrated. Today the YouTube service was founded and James Cook died. This is only the beginning! So, if you do not want to banally celebrate romantic Valentine's Day - there are many more reasons to walk for glory!

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It is always interesting to separate from the amorous euphoria just for a little and learn something new and unfamiliar about St. Valentine’s Day. Therefore, we offer you to look at the top 12 most interesting facts about this holiday:

#1. Valentine's Day started with the Romans. There are several theories about this holiday. The first one is that this holiday appeared in ancient Rome. On this day, the girls wrote love letters, then they threw them in a huge box. The young men, without looking inside, took out one letter and started dating with the girl whose letter they found. The second one is that St. Valentine performed secret marriages and was executed on this day.

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#2. The heart shape was not always a romantic symbol. It was just an anatomical part of the body up until the fourteenth Century. Afterwards it became a symbol of love in the honor of St. Valentine.

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#3. Experiential gifts became very popular. Year by year people decide to give more experience-oriented gifts than ordinary flowers or chocolates for their close people on this holiday. For example, concert or theater tickets.

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#4. Valentine’s Day is not the most popular holiday for greeting cards. Christmas is number one on the list.

#5. Single women have a good chance at finding a man. Today there are more single men than women.

#6. About one million people decide to get marry on this day all over the world. This is the day of love.

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#7. Men like to give bouquets. This is one of the most popular gifts for Valentine's Day.

#8. Roses are the flowers of love. These flowers are the most popular among all flowers for this holiday.

#9. "Wearing your heart on your sleeve" is more than just a phrase. In the Middle ages, men wrote names on their sleeves to find out the name of their future wife.

#10. Money can buy love. An average person spends about one hundred and fifty dollars celebrating this day.

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#11. Many Americans have a big sweet tooth. Chocolate hearts are the second most popular gift on this day.

#12. The chocolate box has been around for more than 140 years. The first box was made in 1868.

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We at BetterMe want everyone to know and experience true love. It is out there for everyone and until it knocks on your door we are here to remind you that you deserve the best love!

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