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By Zoe Coetzee
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Let love bloom: new survey reveals the 10 most romantic flowers

With spring hitting full bloom, a new survey of 1300 people has revealed the 10 most romantic flowers – and discovered their hidden meanings.

 

A survey sponsored premium dating site EliteSingles, asked 1300 people for their opinions on the most romantic flowers.

While, somewhat predictably, red roses were voted into the #1 spot, the rest of the top 10 was a diverse bouquet of blooms, containing everything from tulips to lilacs to daisies:

The top 10 most romantic flowers of all time

Red roses

Roses of other colors (e.g pink or yellow)

Orchids

Tulips

Lilies

Wildflowers

Carnations

Peonies

Daisies

Lilacs

According to the survey, 48% of men and 36% of women agree that, along with romance, it's important to pay attention to the symbolic meanings of your flowers.

EliteSingles is here to help on that front: the company has delved into the Victorian love language of flowers and discovered the secret symbolic meanings of America's top 10 blooms:

The secret meanings of the most romantic flowers

Red roses – for true love

Roses of other colors (eg pink/ yellow)

– yellow for joy; pink for grace

Orchids – for charm and refinement

Tulips – for love that endures

Lilies – red for passion; calla for beauty

Wildflowers – e.g bluebells for kindness

Carnations – for admiration

Peonies – for romantic love

Daisies – for lasting happiness

Lilacs – for youthful love and joy

The survey also revealed some interesting statistics about romance and flowers. For instance, the 95% of women who want to receive flowers as a romantic gift are not alone – nearly a third of men surveyed (32%) also yearn to be surprised with a bunch.

This percentage is even higher for millennial men: a huge 42% of men under 30 indicated that they'd like flowers as a gift, along with 39% of men aged 30-40, 34% of those aged 40-50, and just 30% of those aged 50+.

And, in what's sure to be great news for green-thumbed singles, the survey also showed that Americans have a soft spot for grow-your-own blooms – 69% of people think that the most romantic bunch of flowers is one that is homegrown, while just 31% prefer an expensive bouquet from the florist.

About EliteSingles

Launched in 2013, EliteSingles is a leading premium brand within the serious online dating sector. Available in 18 countries, the platform connects single professionals aged 35+, who are looking for meaningful and long-lasting relationships. EliteSingles uses a detailed signup questionnaire and in-depth verification process to target successful, accomplished and educated users, the majority (91%) of whom are university educated to at least a Bachelor degree level.

EliteSingles sees year-on-year growth of over 20 percent, with 800,000 new member registrations per month worldwide. Based in Berlin, it is part of the Affinitas GmbH group, which is active in 26 markets worldwide and also operates dating brands eDarling and Attractive World.

EliteSingles is a service of Affinitas GmbH | Kohlfurter Str. 41/43 | 10999 Berlin | Germany. Directors: Michael Schrezenmaier, Jeronimo Federico Folgueira Sanchez | Commercial register HRB 115958 Charlottenburg

 

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