"Do flowers really increase romantic feelings?"

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    Apr 06, 2011 6:31 PM GMT
    Not sure how many of us would get flowers for each other - but it apparently works for the opposite sex (and doesn't work for me in particular because of allergies to pollen). This blog has been an interesting stream of information lately.

    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/do-flowers-really-increase-romantic-feelings

    For millennia flowers have been used to convey romance, yet their effect on human romantic behavior has not been explicitly tested. In two experiments we show that women's perception of male attractiveness and their potential mating behavior are positively affected by simple exposure to flowers. In Study 1 women who were exposed to flowers while they watched a video of a man perceived the man to be more attractive and sexier. They also reported being more inclined to accept a date from him. In Study 2 women who were exposed to flowers responded more favorably to an explicit solicitation from a male confederate in a subsequent interaction. The results show that the simple exposure to flowers had a significant effect on women's perception of mating attractiveness and behavior.

    Source: "'Say it with flowers': The effect of flowers on mating attractiveness and behavior" from Social Influence, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2011, Pages 105 - 112
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    Apr 07, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Personally I'm into gardening so I like flowers though I focus on herbs.

    I think its partly visual and partly aromatics. There was some study where they found the three biggests scents for attracting a man were, lily of the valley, pumpkin pie and something else.

    for attracting women it was patchouli...(hense our lesbian sisters ;love of the natural oil...

    riddler78 saidNot sure how many of us would get flowers for each other - but it apparently works for the opposite sex (and doesn't work for me in particular because of allergies to pollen). This blog has been an interesting stream of information lately.

    http://www.bakadesuyo.com/do-flowers-really-increase-romantic-feelings

    For millennia flowers have been used to convey romance, yet their effect on human romantic behavior has not been explicitly tested. In two experiments we show that women's perception of male attractiveness and their potential mating behavior are positively affected by simple exposure to flowers. In Study 1 women who were exposed to flowers while they watched a video of a man perceived the man to be more attractive and sexier. They also reported being more inclined to accept a date from him. In Study 2 women who were exposed to flowers responded more favorably to an explicit solicitation from a male confederate in a subsequent interaction. The results show that the simple exposure to flowers had a significant effect on women's perception of mating attractiveness and behavior.

    Source: "'Say it with flowers': The effect of flowers on mating attractiveness and behavior" from Social Influence, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2011, Pages 105 - 112
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    Apr 07, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    Don't know squat about romance, but they make very pretty presents. My boyfriend loved the roses I got him for his birthday.
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    Apr 07, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    A houseplant or maybe a lei would be cool.
    Cut flowers... well, I'd appreciate the gesture but wouldn't be wild about the flowers.
    I wouldn't be into giving cut flowers either. It would be too much like I'm trying to make things heteronormative.
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    Apr 07, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    Fuck flowers. I want a steak and a blowjob.
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    Apr 07, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Women are weird. That study makes me even gladder to be gay. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidWomen are weird. That study makes me even gladder to be gay. icon_biggrin.gif


    Somehow a beautiful flower opening its petals to the warming rays of the sun remind women of their lady parts. They fantasize that their vajayjays are pretty and fragrant.
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    Apr 07, 2011 1:05 AM GMT
    skysabove saidFuck flowers. I want a steak and a blowjob.
    <-------This.
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    Apr 07, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    skysabove saidFuck flowers. I want a steak and a blowjob.


    I can provide that for you...
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    Apr 07, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    it was an interesting study. but I still stick with egoiste in the fall and winter and allure in the spring and summer.
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Ermine saidA houseplant or maybe a lei would be cool.
    Cut flowers... well, I'd appreciate the gesture but wouldn't be wild about the flowers.
    I wouldn't be into giving cut flowers either. It would be too much like I'm trying to make things heteronormative.


    Good point Ermine! I prefer a live houseplant or an outdoor plant over a cut flower any day! I remmember how one of my exes used to buy me houseplants and plants for my garden during our time together on all the holidays, and I used to appreciated and enjoyed that as a gift very much. He was the only thoughtful boyfriend I ever have that actually gave me something that is still with me and keeps growing more beautiful every year!! Gosh I still have a houseplant that is over twenty years old still kicking ass!! cut flowers are pretty but I much prefer one that blooms from its mother plant!


    Leandro ♥
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    Apr 07, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    Ermine said
    paulflexes saidWomen are weird. That study makes me even gladder to be gay. icon_biggrin.gif


    Somehow a beautiful flower opening its petals to the warming rays of the sun remind women of their lady parts. They fantasize that their vajayjays are pretty and fragrant.
    Then they go out and buy douche to make that a reality...well, the fragrant part.
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    Apr 07, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    It's all about the intention... and giving something reasonable of course...so yea I do think it works.
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    Apr 07, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    It's always worked on me.
    Note: Hopeless romantic
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    Apr 07, 2011 5:44 AM GMT
    I love receiving flowers, and giving them as well. I like to put thought into what flowers I'll give someone. The last bouquet I gave was of pale lilac chrysanthemums, because they reminded me of him.
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    Apr 07, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    I'm old school and a bit of a hopeless romantic... I love getting flowers.... but the combo of flowers, steak and a blowjob........ the best!
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    skysabove saidFuck flowers. I want a steak and a blowjob.


    This.
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    Guys I have steaks!
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
    I prefer something that is able to be returned and with a receipt.
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    Apr 07, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    NCReal06 saidGuys I have steaks!
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    Apr 07, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Iakona saidI'm old school and a bit of a hopeless romantic... I love getting flowers.... but the combo of flowers, steak and a blowjob........ the best!


    Nothing like getting all three during a romantic getawayicon_razz.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Ariodante said
    NCReal06 saidGuys I have steaks!
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    but where's the plate of blowjobs icon_question.gif


    ....Oh... I guess I'll have to whip some up. LOL
  • matt13226

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    Apr 07, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    i love flowers love giving them to people and also like getting them though no guy has given me flowers yet i would accept them graciously
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    Apr 07, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    NCReal06 said
    Ariodante said
    NCReal06 saidGuys I have steaks!
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    but where's the plate of blowjobs icon_question.gif


    ....Oh... I guess I'll have to whip some up. LOL


    me too lol