While some people may consider Valentine’s Day a holiday created to boost sales of greeting cards, flowers and chocolates, there are others that still take the holiday very seriously, and they have some major expectations when it comes to the most romantic day of the year.
According to a new poll, 81% of folks in the U.S. plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day today.
As for how much they’ll be spending on their loved ones, the most popular range is between $100 and $500 (23%), although 16% of people say they’ll either spend between $75 an $100, or $50 and $75. There are a few that will do a major splurge, with 5% spending more than $1,000, although there are some cheapskates too, with 3% saying they’ll spend $10 or less.
Not surprisingly, the most popular Valentine’s Day purchases include chocolates (63%), dinner (43%) and flowers (39%), while 60% of folks' Valentine's Day plans include dinner, with going out to a movie (37%) and having dinner at home (33%) also popular choices.
Other results of the survey include:
46% of people think they should have the day off from work for Valentine’s Day
17% of people have said “I love you” for the first time on Valentine’s Day, with 68% agreeing that it’s a good time to say “I love you” for the first time
71% of people believe Valentine’s Day proposals are not cheesy, with 12% admitting they popped the question on Valentine’s Day
68% of people will include their children on Valentine’s Day
48% of folks say they purchase gifts for others on V-Day because they feel obligated
53% of people say they purchase their Valentine’s Day gifts one week prior to the holiday