Valentine’s Day Facts

Here are some interesting facts that you may or may not realise about Valentine’s Day…

  • Most women will not spend half the amount of money on men as they expect to get brought for them.
  • There is an increase in the sales of pregnancy tests during the month of March, due to all those wonderful romantic interludes on Valentine’s day.
  • Most florists will increase the cost of their flowers, especially roses by approximately 30% during the week leading up to Valentine’s day.
  • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • Women are more inclined to buy cards than men for this romantic day, men preferring to buy flowers and chocolates.
  • For many who do not have a human loved one and a pet is their best friend, they will purchase a fun loving gift and chocolates for their animal friend.
  • Around 110 million Valentine’s roses are sold 2-3 days leading up to February 14th, mostly red of course.   Out of those 110 million, 73% are purchased by men and only 27% are purchased by women.
  • Valentine’s day is the second biggest “event” of the calendar year following Christmas.  It has been estimated that the UK will  spend around £880 million on valentine’s day.   Averaging that men will spend a staggering £611 million while women will spend around £269 on their partners!

So as you can see from the Valentine’s facts above – romance doesn’t come cheap!