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National Couple's Day – August 18, 2021

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)!

When is National Couple's Day 2021?

Whether you are a couple of lovebirds, a couple of troublemakers, or a couple of twits, the bond between couples is celebrated on National Couple’s Day on August 18.

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 nonconforming 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 timeline

1375
First Reference of Valentine's Day

Geoffrey Chaucer creates Valentine's Day by writing about it in his poem “Parliament of Foules."

1967
Loving v. Virginia

Interracial marriage becomes legal in the U.S.

1970
Pride Parade Begins

The first pride parade occurs as a reaction to the Stonewall Riots.

2015
Marriage Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court dissolves all bans on same sex marriage.

Traditions of the Day

On Couple’s Day, do whatever makes you and your partner such a dynamic duo. Every bond between a couple is unique, so whether you are an outgoing couple or a stay-at-home couple, today is all about celebrating your partner in crime and bonding with them. 

By the Numbers 

8% – the percentage decrease since 1990 of Americans aged 18 and above who are married.

30 – the average age at which men get married in the U.S. 

28 – the average age at which women get married in the U.S.

5% – the percentage increase in divorce rates of adults aged 50 and older in the U.S. since 1990. 

9-in-10 – the number of Americans who cite love as a very important reason to get married.

76% – the percentage of Americans who cite companionship as the most important reason for getting married. 

30% – the percentage of Americans for whom a religious ceremony was an important factor for marriage. 

7-in-10 – the number of adults who said it was very important for a man to be able to support a family financially to be a good husband or partner.

32% – the percentage of men who considered financial stability as a key factor in considering a woman to be a good wife or partner.

18 million – the number of Americans living with an unmarried partner in 2016.

National Couple's Day FAQs

What is international girlfriend day?

August 1 is National Girlfriend Day! Take this day to celebrate and spoil your girlfriend to show her just how much she means to you! 

How does "143" mean "I love you?"

“143” is the numerical equivalent to the amount of letters in “I love you”. I = 1 letter, Love = 4 letters, You = 3 letters!

Is today National Kissing Day?

National Kissing Day (aka International Kissing Day and World Kiss Day) is celebrated annually on July 6. It’s time to grab your favorite person and pucker up!

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.

  5. Synchronized heartbeats

    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

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

National Couple's Day dates

YearDateDay
2021August 18Wednesday
2022August 18Thursday
2023August 18Friday
2024August 18Sunday
2025August 18Monday

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