The most disconcerting holiday is not Christmas or Halloween; It’s Valentine’s Day Whether you’re single, married or somewhere in between, you’re likely to have trouble with the details of this holiday. Expectations vary according to the state of the relationship, the budget and much more. Here are the most amazing things about the “day of awareness of a bachelor”. Keep this in mind when making plans or do not plan anything.
45% of people do not celebrate Valentine’s Day
The percentage of people who abstained from vacations increased in the last 10 years. In 2008, only 35% of Americans refrained from celebrating the day of love.
Date of 6 months before buying a gift of $ 100 + Valentine’s Day (according to 30% of people)
Confusion reigns over how quickly you should give your partner on this vacation. 25% of people believe that they should wait at least two years before giving a gift of more than $ 100, and 12% say that a one-month relationship guarantees the same amount of gift.
The average expense per person is $ 143.56
This budget of almost $ 150 will contribute to a total of $ 19.7 billion spent in honor of Valentine’s Day in the US. UU., Informs the National Federation of Retailers. According to WalletHub, most of the celebrators, 4 out of 10, expect a gift that costs between $ 50 and $ 100.
Each year around one billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent
As the second largest holiday of card delivery after Christmas, Valentine’s Day contributes significantly to the retail industry. Procrastinators can appreciate that more than 50% of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased six days or less before the holidays.
15% of women send flowers on Valentine’s Day
The branch that your co-worker receives can be suspect if this statistic is true. Interestingly, men still account for 73% of flower sales on this holiday. The most purchased flowers are roses (189 million roses are sold annually on Valentine’s Day), gerberas, carnations and tulips.
3 out of 10 people want a gift card
If your partner is totally well with a useful gift card, you’re in luck! Interestingly, two out of 10 people think that it is the least wanted gift. It seems that you should consult with the recipient before betting on this gift.
Valentine’s Day receives 220,000 wedding proposals every year
Unfortunately, there is little data on how many of these proposals are accepted. In any case, it seems that February 14 is the perfect reason to get married; More people get married on Valentine’s Day than any other day in February. The CBS reports that more than 16 thousand people will celebrate a wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day.
Dating apps see a large influx of activity
Hinge’s data science team reported a huge 230% increase in usage compared to a typical Saturday. And Tinder says that usage increased 7.6% on the last Valentine’s Day. In the US, their parties grew by 6%. Maybe some singles wanted a last minute appointment.
The most common purchase is a box of chocolates
With an average cost of $ 15.11, chocolate will not break the bank as the second most purchased item, diamond earrings, for $ 323.26 on average. The other three most popular Valentine’s Day gifts are a dozen roses ($ 41.66), dinner for two ($ 80.46) and a bottle of champagne ($ 51.54), reports Bankrate. It seems that people are doing the right thing for their peers; The least loved gift on February 14 is clothes.
You can thank February 14 for the phones, antibiotics and NASCAR
Well, something like that. Valentine’s Day marks some of the main world events. Alexander Graham Bell applied for the patent in 1876. Arizona became the 48th state in 1912, and the League of Women Voters was founded during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1920.
Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin on February 14, 1929, and the Valentine’s Day massacre that involved the gangster Al Capone took place that same day. In 1948, NASCAR celebrated its first race in Daytona Beach.
San Francisco is the best city in the United States to celebrate Valentine’s Day
California is home to three of the top 10 cities for the festivities on February 14, according to WalletHub. Taking into account four factors: budget, activities, accessibility for gifts and weather forecast, the credit website ranked the following cities as the best ones for Valentine’s Day:
San Francisco, CA
San Diego, CA
Las Vegas, NV
New York, NY
Los Angeles California
Every year enough candy hearts are made to spread from Valentine, Arizona to Rome, Italy, and back
How many pieces of candy would this take exactly? Approximately 8 billion candy hearts, or “conversation hearts” (produced annually). “Be Mine”, “Kiss Me” and “Miss You” are some of the most popular phrases stamped on hearts.
Pets will receive more Valentine’s gifts than co-workers
However, teachers receive most of the cards on February 14. Other popular recipients of Valentine’s Day cards include children and mothers. Americans only spend around $ 7 on Valentine’s Day gifts for friends and $ 25 for family members.
The phrase “use your heart in your sleeve” has a historical significance
People started celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Middle Ages. Young people would draw a name from a bowl, and the name would indicate their “Valentine.” Each participant used the name of their Valentine in their sleeve for a week.
You are much more likely to participate in Valentine’s Day if you earn $ 50,000 or more
If your annual salary is $ 50,000 or less, you are not so interested in the day of love, according to the National Retail Federation. Your chances of celebrating are reduced even more once you turn 55. Maybe with age comes wisdom?