National Couple's Day

National Couple's Day - Sunday, August 18, 2024

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National Couple’s Day is August 18, a date where love is in the air, and it smells sweet with a hint of spice! It’s National Couple’s Day, the time to celebrate the one you adore. Your partner in crime, your ride or die, your pain in the…well, you know what we mean. Love isn’t always easy, but when you find that special someone, it’s definitely worth it. Though you should tell your partner how you feel everyday, today is definitely the day to light up some candles, turn the lights down low, and dance to your song (every couple has one)!

History of National Couple's Day

National Couple’s Day is a bigger deal now more than ever. As the world becomes more progressive and inclusive to the many forms of love, different types of couples are able to celebrate their existence. Whether you’re in a same-sex, opposite sex, or gender nonconforming relationship, your love and existence is valid.
Gender roles within relationships are changing! More women in opposite sex relationships are becoming the primary bread winner while their male partners are opting to stay home. Also, more men are choosing to take their female partner’s last name in marriage than the traditional norm. 
As roles evolve and the collective mind broadens, couple’s become stronger and happier. A happy couple is a healthy couple. Let’s spread the love this National Couple’s Day and celebrate the many forms it comes in!

National Couple's Day timeline


First Reference of Valentine's Day

Geoffrey Chaucer creates Valentine's Day by writing about it in his poem “Parliament of Foules"


Loving v. Virginia

Interracial Marriage Becomes Legal In The US


Pride Parade Begins

The First Pride Parade Occurred As a Reaction to the Stonewall Riots


Marriage Equality

The US Supreme Court Dissolves All Bans On Same Sex Marriage

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!

  1. Valentines Day

    February 14th is one of our favorite days of the year! A day for chocolates, kisses, and small gifts that say "I Love You."

  2. National Girlfriend Day

    She knows the answer even when you didn't know there was a question. Show your girlfriend how much you appreciate her this National Girlfriend Day!

  3. National Boyfriend Day

    He's your favorite person in the world! Show off your #ManCrushEveryday with the hashtag #NationalBoyfriendDay!

National Couple's Day Activities

  1. 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! 

  2. 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!

  3. Share Your Love With The Gram

    Everyone loves a cute couple's post! Share your love to instagram with the hashtag #NationalCouplesDay!

Why We Love National Couple's Day

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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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