Valentine’s Day: Some Statistics

Valentine’s Day, the 14th February, is the day we celebrate our feelings of affection for our boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands and wives. It is traditional to do this with a special, romantic gift.   You will find a full selection of Valentine’s Day Gifts for him and her on my web site but before you browse the full collection, here are some statistics about The Big Day courtesy of Prezzybox.

75% of women explicitly tell their partner what gift they want to receive.

35% of men don’t buy chocolates for their partner as they think the partner is already over weight.

47% of women don’t want flowers.

25% of men forget to buy a card, 2% of women forget to buy a card.

66% of women over exaggerate the Valentine’s gift they received.

83% of men only book a table after being told to by their partner.

58% of women offer to pay for the Valentine’s night in full.

50% of men suggest having the Valentine’s meal on an alternative evening to the 14th so they can save money.

28% of women have got dressed up expecting to receive a marriage proposal, to not get one.

79% of men would rather have a night out with their mates.

I am sure the late St Valentine will feel a little snubbed to read this. St Valentine performed marriages for young soldiers in secret, which was outlawed by the Emperor Claudius. Emperor Claudius believed young solders made better soldiers than married ones and when Claudius discovered the secret nuptials performed by Valentine, his fate was sealed.
Valentine’s Day began to be celebrated around the seventeenth century in Great Britain and friends and lovers exchanged gifts as tokens of their love. Now is your chance!
Happy Valentine’s Day!