Author: zFlowers.com

6 Benefits of Marriage

Updated Sometimes marriage gets a bad rap. With divorce rates relatively high, many people are afraid to walk into this lifetime commitment. Here at ZFlowers.com we are incurable romantics, who believe in the sanctity of marriage. We have this excerpt on the very positive benefits marriage from The Art of Manliness. 1. More and better sex The popular belief is that marriage stifles sexual fulfillment. The reality is that married men are having better and more frequent sex than their single buddies who go to clubs each weekend trolling for a woman who’s willing to take them home. Married men don’t have...

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Flowers: The Best Way to Say ‘Sorry’

Updated Saying it with flowers is the best way to seek forgiveness, provided the peace offering is accompanied by an apology, researchers claim. A study by researchers from Baylor University in Texas suggests true forgiveness comes when actions and words come together and make the aggrieved person feel that the wrong-doing has been fully repaired. Managing Director of online florist, zFlowers.com, Thomas Hegarty said, “The study suggests that saying ‘sorry’ to someone without making amends only gets a lukewarm response. “Then making a grand gesture without a sincere apology may make the jilted party behave more warmly, but they...

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KISS!

Updated I’m romantic at heart. I love flowers and chocolates, strolling by the river in the moonlight hand in hand with my dream date on a warm Summer evening. Wait. I have never actually had a date like that. Here’s how my inflated dreams of romance and perfect dating go when I try to make them a reality. The more convoluted my plans, the more disastrous the outcome. Juggling flowers and chocolates is never easy, especially when I really want to be holding the hand of that dream date. Sticky hands and crushed blossoms are not the enduring memories...

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Romantic Ideas to Make Your Significant Other Feel Special

Updated Romance – nearly everyone wants more of it, whether you’re in a new or a long term relationship. We are going to be posting ideas for spicing things up and keeping the romance alive. In this post we bring you a wide variety of clever ideas that are a bit ‘out of the box’. Surprise them by learning to play their favourite song on a unique instrument. A heartfelt rendition of Countdown on the ukelele could be just the thing to spark endearment. Give your lover a dozen roses—with a creative twist. Give eleven red roses and one white...

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Flowers – Inducing Positive Emotion

Flowers – Inducing Positive Emotion An interesting psychological study, led by Rutgers University psychologist Jeanette Haviland-Jones, has been conducted in order to discover the effects flowers have on emotion and memory.   It was partly funded by the Society of American Florists, which makes sense, because this is important information about how our consumers operate.  Do people buy flowers just because it’s a safe, traditional gift or are there other forces at work that influence their decision? The Duchenne Smile: The researchers looked for this sign, also known as the true smile, as an indicator of significantly increased mood.  The Duchenne smile is the one that not only scrunches up the cheeks but also the eyes.  It’s a full face smile and a “reliable indicator of happiness”. The Study was broken down into 3 main experiments: The first experiment was designed to test the short and long term mood shifts of women that were given a variety of gifts.  Some women were given large decorative candles, some were given fruit and sweets baskets while others were given mixed bouquets of roses, lilies and stocks.  The women that received the flowers all displayed the duchenne smile and had a long term increase in positive mood.  The other women all produced smiles with varying results and overall the duchenne smile was much less frequent with the other gifts.  Also interesting, is that...

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