National Couple’s Day
National Couple’s Day is August 18, a date where love is in the air, and it smells sweet with a hint of spice! It’s National Couple’s Day, the time to celebrate the one you adore. Your partner in crime, your ride or die, your pain in the…well, you know what we mean. Love isn’t always easy, but when you find that special someone, it’s definitely worth it. Though you should tell your partner how you feel everyday, today is definitely the day to light up some candles, turn the lights down low, and dance to your song (every couple has one)!
HISTORY OF NATIONAL COUPLE’S DAY
National Couple’s Day is a bigger deal now more than ever. As the world becomes more progressive and inclusive to the many forms of love, different types of couples are able to celebrate their existence. Whether you’re in a same-sex, opposite sex, or gender non–conforming relationship, your love and existence is valid.
Gender roles within relationships are changing! More women in opposite sex relationships are becoming the primary bread winner while their male partners are opting to stay home. Also, more men are choosing to take their female partner’s last name in marriage than the traditional norm.
As roles evolve and the collective mind broadens, couple’s become stronger and happier. A happy couple is a healthy couple. Let’s spread the love this National Couple’s Day and celebrate the many forms it comes in!
NATIONAL COUPLE’S DAY ACTIVITIES
1.Cook a Romantic Meal Together
Food is the ultimate connector. Try recreating your favorite meal to eat together! Whether it be a filet mignon or frozen chicken nuggets, what’s important is you’re doing it with each other!
2.Plan a Special Date Night
If you’re a couple that lives together, you might not go out as much as you used to. Take this time to leave the house, explore the town, and see that new movie you’ve both been excited about. You’ve earned it!
3.Share Your Love With The Gram
Everyone loves a cute couple’s post! Share your love to instagram with the hashtag #NationalCouplesDay!
5 HEARTWARMING FACTS ABOUT HAVING A PARTNER
1.Love IS a drug
According to “The Journal of Sexual Medicine,” the euphoric feeling of being in love is the same feeling that substance users experience.
2.Hugging relieves stress
When hugging our partner, the levels of oxytocin increase in our bodies, instantly boosting our moods.
3.Matters of the heart
According to a study of 3.5 million people, adults who were married were 12% less likely to have vascular diseases.
4.Animals can be monogamous
Many animals like wolves, otters, beavers, seahorses, and more, mate for life.
According to research done at the University of California, when gazing into the eyes of our partner, our heartbeats sync up.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL COUPLE’S DAY
A. Love Is Good For Your Health
Studies show that happily married people live longer, are less likely to come in contact with life changing diseases, and have an improved mental health state. Laughter and quality time with your partner might be your best medicine!
B. Your Partner Reduces Stress
Your partner is your support system. They’re there for you when you’ve had a long day at work or an argument with your best friend. Having someone there to listen to you and provide physical and mental reassurance allows the brain to release endorphins and dopamine, relaxing the body and providing peace for your mind.
C. We Love Love!
Love comes in many different forms! Whether it’s same sex, different sex, polyamorous, or monogamous, we’re smitten with all affectionate relationships!
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