By Aaron Earls
As it turns out, many are looking for love in the perfect place — the Bible.
More people searched for “love” at Bible Gateway, an online Bible search site, than any other word in 2015. It remained consistently at the top of the rankings throughout the year.
In addition, “love one another” and “love is patient” were also among Bible Gateway’s 25 most searched words and phrases last year. Both of those became the second and third most searched terms immediately before Valentine’s Day in 2015.
Those two phrases, along with “God is love,” spiked on Google searches last year in mid-February as well. People also began searching more for “Bible love” and “Bible verse love.” All those phrases have already begun trending upwards again this year as popular searches.
Love was also found in the top verses searched at Bible Gateway. The most popular verse, John 3:16, describes God’s love for the world, while the fourth verse, Romans 8:28, speaks of God’s promises to those who love Him.
Eight verses from the so-called “Love Chapter” of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, also show up throughout the 100 most popular Scripture verse list, with 1 Corinthians 13:7 hitting ninth place.
AARON EARLS (@WardrobeDoor) is online editor of Facts & Trends.