According to Celtic myths, the Green Man was the God of Fertility. Because of this, the color green has long been a symbol of fertility itself. This was clearly evident in the 15th century when green was the preferred color for wedding gowns.
The symbolism attached to the color green has continued even today, though it has taken on a more modern and sexual meaning. Today, green signifies a state of heightened sexuality or seduction. This is especially evident in the popularity of green M&M's as an aphrodisiac.
In 1996, Mars released a commercial asking "Is it true what they say about green ones?"
So, is it?
While Mars states that the green m&m has no more power to seduce you than the blue, yellow, or brown ones, it continues to be a popular choice for those looking for seduction. There's just something about that vivacious green M&M.
While green m&m's are by far the most popular chocolate aphrodisiac, the fascination with seductive green sweets extends much further. Couples have been known to scoop up green jelly beans, green gummy bears, and other green confectioneries to spice up their nights.
With St. Patrick's Day coming up, green can do double duty. Here are a few ideas for some green romance:
Give him a bag of green m&m's with a packed lunch.
Give her a Victoria's secret bag full of green m&m's, then give her the lingerie separately.
Make cupcakes (or a cake) covered with green frosting and topped with green m&m's or green gummies.
Make cookies with green m&m's.
Melt white chocolate and use food coloring to turn it green. Enjoy it on your partner.
Wear green lingerie.
Green is also a tranquil color and the color of nature. Spend the afternoon outside together.