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1. This Greek figure looks good for his age. Not only has he been a symbol for romantic love for over 3,000 years, he was also present at the first Olympic Games.
2. Today 90 million of these are exchanged, but it was a woman named Esther Howland who developed the first commercial one in the mid-1800’s.
3. The love-fest we now celebrate as Valentine’s Day is not just a greeting card holiday like everyone says. This ancient European civilization used to celebrate it every year around the same date.
4. This food is often linked with Valentine’s Day because for centuries it was thought to put couples in a good mood, which is not that far from the truth. It releases serotonin in the brain which can put people in a happy, trusting mood.
5. Sixty-one percent of people will celebrate today but lovers only make up half of that group. Parents and who make up the majority of the rest?