When is National Couple's Day 2024?
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 timeline
Geoffrey Chaucer creates Valentine's Day by writing about it in his poem “Parliament of Foules."
Interracial marriage becomes legal in the U.S.
The first pride parade occurs as a reaction to the Stonewall Riots.
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
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!
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!
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
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.
Hugging relieves stress
When hugging our partner, the levels of oxytocin increase in our bodies, instantly boosting our moods.
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.
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
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!
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.
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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