In love, but no need to go over the top
This week the Nuts & Bolts team are preparing to be all loved-up in time for St Valentine’s Day next week. And what better way to think about the topic than a trawl through our emails to reveal some of the strangest apparent facts about our affections.
One email we received several months ago found that people in the south east are much less likely to tell their spouse, partner or fling “I love you” than those in Yorkshire.
Apparently our white-rose loving friends say it at least three times every day, or 90 times each month on average, while in the south east, we say it less than 10 times each month.
According to the research, the reason why those in the south east seem so hard pressed to utter those three precious words is because “they already know”.
It would be curious to know how frequently less endearing terms towards our loved ones are used in the south east. Whoever said romance is dead?
If that’s the case, maybe it is time to put some fire back into your relationship.
Simply Ice Cream, based in Bonnington, says it has come up with the perfect aphrodisiac flavour just in time for St Valentine’s Day, by combining strawberry and chocolate ice cream.
Managing director Sally Newall said: “This delicately flavoured ice cream is made using strawberries grown locally in Kent and rich, dark Belgian chocolate.
“Chocolate and strawberry ice cream has a rich indulgent creamy texture with chunks of real strawberry pieces and chips of chocolate to give a really luxurious taste sensation for your Valentine.”
It’s often said that a way to one’s heart is via the stomach. Although in this case the plan might fall down if one expects their partner to share.
For more information on stockists visit www. simplyicecream.co.uk
But don’t think we haven’t thought about those who Cupid’s arrow may not yet have struck.
We received an email from Cherry Public Relations about what are the most unattractive drinks to order on first dates.
Apparently, a pint of cider is not seen as a sexy drink, and nor are shots.
That’s perhaps because, in Kentish parlance, both types of drink leave you prone to ending up “gattered”.
Research shows we do judge our dates by the tipple they choose, and 25% said that having five drinks is too many for a first date.
By way of explanation, the PR firm said: “If we’re thinking about starting a relationship with someone, we want to know that our values match, that we don’t find their habits horrendous, and we have plenty of shared interests.”
So our tip for your tipple is not to go too over the top.
Nothing says I love you like a tub of chocolate and strawberry ice cream, but if you want to impress a first date go easy on the cider