While romance is timeless, each year has its own special brand of expressing love. In 2013, we saw a variety of personalized ways to say, "I love you." Some micro-trends included customizable long-distance relationship mugs, couples pillowcase sets and even sound wave wedding rings personalized to the unique sound of your partner's voice.
The marriage equality movement among the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender community also gave way to hundreds of micro-trends -- from comic books, to photoshoots and dating apps.
For a deeper look into what romance meant to the world in 2013 and the potential impact on a variety of industries, have a look at Trend Hunter's Romance Trend Report, which includes over 200 micro-trend examples and implications of larger macro trends arising in this industry.
Top 100 Romance Trends in 2013
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