Discuss: 520, a Chinese love number to know and you can do something!

EagleHeadline | Jun. 19, 2017

The 20th of May is a very special day for the Chinese and it is more like a Valentine’s day. During this lovely day, couples go on a date or spend time together. And for those who are single, well, it’s a perfect time for them to be brave and show their love to their main crush! Nobody can resist a declaration of love on this special event!

How did 5.20 come to equal a Chinese love word that says I love you?

Talking about this special event, you may wonder why it occurs on this day and not another one in Chinese. The answer is quite simple.

It’s all about the sounds. When you write May 20th in numbers, it’s written 5.20. When you pronounce the numbers 5. 2. 0 in Chinese, 五二零 wǔ èr líng, they sound very close to the words 我爱你 wǒ ài nǐ. See? They don’t sound exactly the same, but they sound quite similar, and that’s enough! The Chinese love plays on homophonic words and numbers with hidden meanings.

520 originally started as a slang word used by the Chinese online as a shortcut to say I love you in Chinese, like ILY in English. It then came to be associated with the date May 20th (5.20), which therefore became a very romantic day!

In our memory, on this special day, we usually send presents like flowers or just have a candle dinner. But many details do matter in the love relationship. It is common that boys play a more active role while girls are often shy to express their emotions.  However, girls' active action usually bring more happiness for guys.

Do you wonder what is the one thing a girl could do that would melt your heart? Let's hear some voices! Comment to tell us what's your feeling and don't hesitate to share your touching moments in the below.

1# During a hug when she buries her face in my chest, weird but wonderful.

2# I'd kiss her and she'd smile halfway through the kiss. Then she'd notice because it kind of broke up the kiss, and she'd go back in with more affection. But the sheer thought that my kiss made her so happy she'd unconsciously smile always melted my heart.

3# For me it was when my girlfriend would hug me from behind while I was working on something or just got home, always made me turn around and kiss her.

4# I feel warm and loved when my wife comes up behind me and kisses me on the back. I can't explain. It's not sexual. It's just awesome.

5# When girls borrow clothes from me, like a sweater or shirt, and then they "steal it". But hell, looks better on them than it'll ever look on me.

6# When she puts her head on my shoulder or puts her hand on my chest. It's like a quiet way of saying, "thank you for being here right now".

7# My girlfriend would usually just have to scratch the back of my head. Look me in the eyes and generally just gives me cuddles a lot.

8# Tell me that she wants me!

9# Hold my hand when I'm not looking.

10# Sit on my legs and look at me lovingly.

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