Even though it’s true that diamonds might last forever, and they’re often coined “a girl’s best friend”, there truly is no better way to say “I love you” than with a beautiful red rose. Many people will purchase roses on days such as Valentine’s Day, a honeymoon, or another special event, the problem is that not many people really understand the symbol and meaning of roses.

Throughout this article, we’ll talk a bit about the symbol and meaning of a red rose. This will definitely help you next time you’re purchasing roses for your significant other, so make sure that you keep all the information in your head.

The History

Roses have long been a symbol of love and affection for another. It all began with Greek and Roman iconography, in which a red rose was actually tied to Venus, who is the goddess of love. In addition to this, the red rose also became associated with Virgin Mary in early Christian times.

General Meaning

We all know that a rose generally is a way to demonstrate love and affection for a certain person in your life. This is definitely true, and as you can see in the above section, this has been the case for many years. It has pretty much become the “go-to” gift for anyone unsure of what to get their spouse for that special occasion, whether it be an anniversary, Valentine’s Day, or any other special day.

However, for those that put a bit more thought into the roses and what they represent, they can surely add some spice to the gift. Just read the section below to find out how the different variants of roses affect the meaning behind them.


Even though a red rose is a traditional way of telling someone that you love them, there are many variations of the meanings of these roses, and it’s important to know what they are! For example, just one single rose generally means “love at first sight”, whereas 108 roses means “will you marry me?” As you can see, there is quite a huge distinction between the two!

It would be a good idea to do some additional research on the variations of meanings of roses, not just red roses, but the many different colours of roses. You’d be surprised at just how many different colours you can find! This will be great help for you when you are next picking out a gift for someone special, or even just for someone that you want to show gratitude towards.



Margarita Benyammine

Web Assistant at Pixeletta Consultations
One of my first part-time jobs was at a Flower Shop – I have a passion for web design, SEO and fabulous floral arrangements.

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