National First Love Day

We all remember our first loves, or should we say that most of us remember our first loves. It was that one person who made our hearts beat a little bit faster and put butterflies in our stomachs. It’s a love that feels pure and free but also can be devastating when it’s not reciprocated.

First love is the fuel of teenage angst, and its ethereal quality is something that somehow manages to stick with us through the years. It’s this nostalgia that is represented every year on the 18th of September while National First Love Day is being celebrated. Let’s talk more about this holiday, shall we?

The History of National First Love Day

National First Love Day is somewhat of a strange holiday. It just sort of appeared on the internet in 2015, and it has been observed by people ever since. We’re unsure who invented it or why they invented it.

It’s an elusive holiday, which is somewhat fitting since first love is itself kind of a fleeting, ambiguous emotional state that ends up just becoming nostalgic after a while. At the time when we’re feeling first love, it feels like the most important feeling in the entire world. Eventually, it becomes more diluted until it becomes just a reminder of days past. That is sort of a good explanation for this holiday as well.

Facts About First Love

Below are some facts about first love that we know our readers are going to “fall in love with.” We discovered these facts while researching National First Love Day and hope they shed a little bit of light on the subject of first love.

  • First love causes the release of oxytocin. This “love hormone” is responsible for our feelings of intimacy and attachment.
  • Cortisol levels drop during sex, which can put people into a vulnerable emotional state that can turn into attachment or even infatuation.
  • First love usually coincides with the increased mental capacity bump that happens to people between the ages of 15 and 25.

Observing National First Love Day

It’s difficult for us to tell people how they should observe National First Love Day because different people will want to “re-experience” their first love in different ways. Some people are going to want to pore over old photographs or home videos, while others are going to want to try to get back in touch with someone they considered to be their “first love.”

And then there are some people who are just going to watch rom-coms at home and not give too much thought to the holiday. No matter how a person celebrates (or doesn’t celebrate it, as the case may be), they can always take the time to help spread this day to other lovelorn or nostalgic people using the hashtag #NationalFirstLoveDay. First love is a magical thing that sticks with us throughout our entire life, so let’s enjoy it.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 18 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
September 18 Thursday
Last year (2023)
September 18 Monday
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