From candy and flowers to jewelry and greetings cards, love is in the air on Valentine’s Day. Check out these numbers to find out some sweet details about Feb. 14.
From candy and flowers to jewelry and greetings cards, love is in the air on Valentine’s Day. Check out these numbers to find out somesweet details about Feb. 14.
14: Date in February about 270 A.D. when St. Valentine, a Roman clergyman, was executed for secretly marrying couples. Some say that’s why our Valentine’s Day is celebrated on Feb. 14.
1,198: Number of locations that sell chocolate and cocoa products in the United States.
53: Percent of men who have Googled, MySpaced, Facebooked or done other online research about a potential date or significant other. Percentage of women who have done online research? 54.
180 million: Number of cards exchanged annually on Valentine’s Day (excluding packaged kids’ cards).
21,135: Number of florists in the United States.
44: Percent of couples who celebrate Valentine’s Day by going out on a date.
54: Percent of women who have lied to get out of a bad date.
81: Percent of men who have mementos from their exes.
26: Pounds of candy consumed by Americans, per capita.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, infoplease.com, New York Daily News, Hallmark research, Retail Industry Leaders Association