Giving or receiving roses on Valentine’s Day, for a lot of us, is the definitive gesture of love and affection.
But the number of roses exchanged on Feb. 14 can be as important symbolically as the original sentiment, giving an indicator as to where the relationship is headed.
Here, according to loveletter box.com, Teleflora.com, tressugar. com and roseforlove.com, are a few of the numbers and what they could mean:
1: Love at first sight. It can also mean you are the one or I still love you.
2: Mutual affections, feelings and love. A deep love for each other.
3: I love you. Also, a traditional one-month anniversary gift.
5: I love you very much.
6: I love you, I miss you. Also, symbolizes infatuation and I want to be yours.
7: I’m infatuated with you.
9: An eternal love; together as long as we live or we’ll be together forever.
10: You’re pretty. Also, the love is perfection or you are perfect. Also, the one I love most in my life.
11: You’re my treasured one.
12: From the Sweethearts candy — be mine or be my steady!
13: The baker’s dozen signifies forever friends. Also indicates that there is a secret admirer waiting for you.
15: I’m truly or really sorry. Please forgive me.
20: I’m sincere toward you, believe me.
21: I’m committed, dedicated or devoted to you.
24: You’re always on my mind — 24 hours a day. Also means, I’m yours!
25: Promotion? Pregnant? Win the lottery? A message of congratulations for any occasion.
33: I love you with great affection.
36: I will remember our romantic moments. Also, I am head-over- heels in love!
40: My love for you is genuine.
44: A pledge of constant and unchanging love.
50: A love that is timeless or has ripened well, and has no bounds and never been regretted.
99: I’ll love you until the day I die or as long as I live.
100: I’m totally devoted to you. Remaining devoted as a couple to a ripe old age.
101: You’re my one and only love.
108: Will you marry me?
365: I love you every single day or can’t stop thinking about you, each and every day.
999: My love will last until the end of time; everlasting and eternal love.
1,001: Speak of a faithful love that will live on forever.
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