There are so many great questions and answers that will really surprise and amaze you! How long is the average engagement? You'll never believe where the word bride came from or how long before most folks say those three little words, 'I love you.' What are the most romantic foods and some of the most notably romantic spots here in Lubbock?

With folks being registered to win an $8,000 Shotgun Wedding each weekday afternoon on Lonestar 99.5, we're thinking a lot about weddings and romance these days. If you are too and you'd like to know more about the Lonestar 99.5 Shotgun Wedding, follow this link! 

So, let's start with the words I love you. Most people really wait to be sure before they say them out loud. So how long does it take before most folks say I love you? According to the Huffington Post, it's 1-6 months for most of us, with a close 41 percent of us deciding they are in love in less than a month!

The average engagement lasts 13-18 months (40 percent). According to another study from A Plus, couples who spend more than $20,000 on their wedding are 40 percent more likely to get divorced. If you have more than 200 people at your wedding, you are 92 percent less likely to get divorced.

Where does the word bride come from? The origin of the word is from the German verb root bru, meaning 'to cook!' Indeed, the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach. According to a survey, the important role food plays in love has an even greater importance to women.

The overwhelming majority agree that preparing a meal for someone is an act of love. According to Gayat's guide, the top 10 most romantic foods are the most potent aphrodisiacs in the world and include some that have a popular reputation, with a couple of surprises, too.

Oysters and caviar of course are on the top 10 list. But did you know that Chile peppers score high on this list? They can release endorphins, and enhance mood and energy almost like a runner's high. Plus, their tingle entices a kiss!

Some top spots for romance near Lubbock according to USA Today include wine tasting at our wineries, the Victorian Suite at the Hotel Garza in Post and The Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast near Texas Tech. The Depot District and Cafe J make the list as well.

It's wedding season, so let's get in the spirit and enjoy the romance right here in the Hub City!

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