New Random Valentine's Day Stats

Are you celebrating Valentine's Day today?

Almost half (46%) of people think that today should be a national holiday, and a paid day off work.  Really?!

Here's some more Valentine's Day stats from recent surveys and studies...

1.  More than four out of five people are doing SOMETHING to celebrate Valentine's Day this year.

2.  Valentine's Day is more likely to be an END than a beginning.  13% of people have dumped someone on Valentine's Day . . . while 12% have gotten engaged.

3.  71% of couples will go out for dinner either tonight or another night this week to celebrate.

4.  87% of people will cheat on their diet during Valentine's Day dinner.  And 44% will order more expensive things than they normally do when they go out to eat.

5.  The worst thing you can do to kill the mood at dinner tonight is use your phone too much.  The other bad things you can do are:  Being rude to your server . . . talking about your ex or politics . . . and having bad table manners.

6.  8% of people will spend more than $500 on Valentine's Day this year.  3% of people will spend less than $10.

7.  Men think they're more romantic than women.  The average man gives himself an eight out of 10 for romance . . . the average woman gives herself a six out of 10.

8.  And finally, one out of five people think it's okay to go on a first date tonight.

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