Fun Facts About Marriage, Love, and Kissing


It”s February, and the love holiday is in full swing. So, in honor of Valentine”s Day, we”ve compiled a list of fun and interesting facts about marriage, dating, kissing, and all things love and relationship from and Enjoy!

Two in five people in the world would marry their first love.

The science of kissing is called philematology.

The single biggest predictor of love is proximity.

French kissing involves all 34 muscles in the face. A pucker kiss only involves two.

Yawns are more contagious among people with closer relationships.

Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. A Hershy”s kiss contains 26 calories, which takes four minutes of kissing to burn off.

If a man can”t decide what to wear on a date, he might want to wear blue. Studies show that women are attracted to men in blue.

Sex burns about 360 calories per hour.

Nearly 10 new candy “conversation heart” sayings are introduced each year for Valentine”s Day.

Over 75% of people who marry partners from an affair eventually divorce.

Choosing exciting places for a first date increases the chances of the other person falling for you. There is a definitive link between danger and physical/romantic attraction.

A 2008 study found that marital satisfaction improves once children leave home. However, if marital problems existed before, an empty nest often reveals those otherwise masked issues.

In a survey of 5,000 singles conducted by, 43% said fresh breath mattered the most before a date, 17% said stylish clothes, 15% said sexy fragrance, 14% said good skin, and 10% said great hair.

More than friendship, laughter, forgiveness, compatibility, and sex, spouses name trust as the element crucial for a happy marriage.

A 15-year-long study found that a person”s happiness level before marriage was the best predictor of happiness after marriage. In other words, marriage won”t automatically make one happy.

No sex in marriage has a much more powerful negative impact on a marriage than good sex has a positive impact.

Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.

Four out of 10 workplace dating relationships result in marriage.

Studies show that before a man even speaks a word, the way he stands (whether he is slouching or not) counts for over 80% of woman”s first impression.

One of the biggest turn-offs on a date is negativity.

The longer and more deliberate a courtship, the better the prospects for a long marriage.

Women often feel loved when talking face to face with their partner; men, on the other hand, often feel emotionally close when they work, play, or talk side by side.

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