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    amyleong

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    Valentine's Day Myth Buster

    Post  amyleong on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:15 pm

    True to its word, Valentine’s Day draws attention to those couples, who are unexpectedly hit by the magic of Cupid’s arrow and are ready to play of part of happily ever after. But what’s all that love and games without a box of chocolates, red roses, and of course, a heart-shaped card with all your feelings poured out to the one you love. Though you may recall these particular details as true, you should check again because you will be in for a surprise in this romantic month of the year.
    Myth #1: Men have always taken the role as the great bearer of chocolates and romantic love letters during this special day. They are ready to bombard us with those common pick-ups lines embedded on one of those sweet, yet loving heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cards. But in spite of their impressive charms and extravagant gifts, history unravels that approximately 85% of valentines are purchased by women. I guess, this reveals a little bit more of our men of today.
    Myth #2: Our next shocking fact has to do with the Eros, also known as Cupid; the god that shoots arrows to make people fall in love. Commonly shown as an overweight and naked baby with wings, Cupid’s figure has evolved from what once used to be a handsome and joyful lad who united lovers. It is said that the Romans recognized Cupid as a symbol of love and passion, but during the Victorian era, they wanted to make him more proper to women and children, changing him into the cute, yet chubby baby of today.
    Myth #3: The common misinterpretation of Valentine’s Day cards is that they were made with paper and lace. Though this may stand true for the recent years, during the Civil War, the cards resembled paper dolls that were covered with cloth. It was an attempt to resemble the person sending it. In addition, sailors would return from their journeys with silk scarves that had designs of hearts, flowers, and other romantic symbols. In turn, the wives gave their husbands strong bundles with loving images so the men would think of their wives on the long journey.
    Myth 4: The simply sweet dialogue of honey, sweetie pie, and sweetheart do not just derive from those soap operas on television, or watching your parents having these types of conversation starters. Research has shown that there is a love-related chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA); a trance ammine in the brain that triggers this energy to give you jitters with your love and contributes to the affection with your mate. In addition, this ingredient is also in chocolate, which serves as a comfort food to many of those who’s fallen out of the love trance.
    Now that you have discovered the hidden truths about this romantic holiday, spread these to your friends and family and enlighten them about the myths of the infamous Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s the most romantic time of the year, and its here, so let’s celebrate it.

    amyleong

    Posts : 53
    Join date : 2009-09-09

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    Post  amyleong on Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:50 pm

    True to its word, Valentine’s Day draws attention to those couples, who are unexpectedly hit by the magic of Cupid’s arrow and receive a fairytale dream come true, extending the cliché of love at first sight. But what’s all that love and games without a box of chocolates, red roses, and, of course, a heart-shaped card with a sonnet dedicated to the one you love. Though you may recall these particular details to be true, you should check again because you will be in for a surprise in this most romantic holiday of the year.
    Myth #1: Men have always taken the role as the great bearer of chocolates and romantic love letters on this special day. They are ready to bombard us with those common pick-ups lines embedded on one of those sweet, yet charming heart-shaped Valentine’s Day cards. But in spite of men’s impressive charms and extravagant gifts, past occurrences uncover that approximately 85% of valentines are purchased by women. I guess this reveals a little bit more of our men today.
    Myth #2: Our next shocking fact has to do with Eros, also known as Cupid; the god who shoots arrows to make people fall in love. The commonly shown overweight and naked baby with wings portrays none other than Cupid, who has evolved from what used to be a handsome and joyful lad who united lovers. It is said that the Romans recognized Cupid as a symbol of love and passion, but during the Victorian era, they wanted to make him more proper for women and children to change him into the cute, yet chubby baby of today.
    Myth #3: The common misinterpretation of Valentine’s Day cards is that they are made with paper and lace. However, during the Civil War, cards resembled paper dolls that were covered with cloth. This was an attempt to represent the person sending them. In addition, sailors would return from their journeys with silk scarves that had designs of hearts, flowers, and other romantic symbols. In turn, the wives gave their husbands bundles with loving images so the men would think of their wives on their long journey.
    Myth 4: The sweet nicknames of honey, sweetie pie, and sweetheart do not just derive from those soap operas on television or watching your parents having these types of conversation starters. Research has shown that there is a love-related chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA), a trance ammine in the brain that triggers the energy that gives you jitters when you’re in love and contributes to the affection with your mate. Thus, the PEA chemical helps to formulate where these sweet nicknames were originated.
    Now that you have discovered the hidden truths about this romantic holiday, spread these facts with your friends and family and enlighten them about the myths of Valentine’s Day. After all, it’s the most romantic time of the year, and it’s here, so let’s celebrate it.

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