Valentine’s Day Facts
Valentine's Day is this Wednesday and I've been finding a lot of facts about Valentine's Day, and I have been sharing them on the air. I figured I would recap a few of the highlights, and put them together in a blog.
Last week I found a survey in the New York Post that said 81% of couples plan to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. 53% admit they usually do the same thing each and every year and 26% said they are bored with it. The New York Post article also stated 68% of the couples said they're hoping to have sex on Valentine's Day. Then this morning, I learned on OppLoans.com that the average person plans on spending $34 on Valentine's Day. To me, that seems a little low. But I am sure there are people out there that will only buy a card which helps drive the average price down.
Then there are those who decide to get married on Valentine's Day. According to an article I found in The Daily Mail this morning, you might want to reconsider. There was a new study in Australia that found 37% of the couples that get married on Valentine's Day are more likely to get divorced. They also found that those couples are 45% less likely than other couples to make it to their third anniversary. I know a lot of people also propose on Valentine's Day. I found an article on Foodbeast today that says if you propose at Panera Bread on Valentine's Day, you have a chance to win free catering for your wedding. It would be food from Panera if you win, they are not going to pick up the bill for gourmet food. But if you decide to do that, Foodbeast says to post a picture on social media and use the hashtag #PaneraProposalSweeps, for your chance to win.
Whatever you do for Valentine's Day, make it a great one.