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The Economics of Valentine’s Day (Infographic)

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How Much Money is Spent on February 14th?

62% of adults say that they plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with dates and gifts.

If you are among them, you’re probably not surprised that love won’t come cheap next Tuesday. As a matter of fact, the average person will spend around $145 on the holiday.

Love is an expensive business. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Family members, friends, children, and pets are commonly showered with heart-shaped trinkets and treats.

We’ve taken the time to collect all sorts of interesting statistics on Valentine’s Day spending and put them together for you to enjoy in the infographic below!

(Click on the Valentine’s Day Infographic to enlarge)

Valentine's Day Infographic 2017

Valentine’s Day Infographic 2017 Statistics:

  • 1 out of every 3 men purposely avoid getting into relationships between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day
  • In February, calls to divorce lawyer offices increase up to 40%
  • 61% of men feel that Valentine’s Day is a “commercial conspiracy” and would rather show how they feel during the other 364 days of the year
  • In 2016, $19.7 billion was spent on Valentine’s Day in the United States
  • Spending on Valentine’s Day averages around $145 per person
  • Men spend an average of $190.53 on Valentine’s Day
  • Women spend an average of $96.58 on Valentine’s Day
  • $3.6 billion was spent on a romantic night on in 2016
  • 80% of people believe that it is a man’s responsibility to pay for a romantic night out on Valentine’s Day
  • $2.1 billion was spent on flowers on Valentine’s Day in 2016
  • Men purchased 73% of the flowers on Valentine’s Day in 2016
  • $4.8 billion was spent on jewelry for Valentine’s Day in 2016
  • 15% of women will buy Valentine’s Day gifts for themselves
  • Condom sales go up 20% – 30% around February 14th
  • At home pregnancy test sales go up in February
  • Dating sites reported revenues of $489 million around Valentine’s Day in 2016
  • In Japan, only women give gifts to men on Valentine’s Day
  • In Saudi Arabia, they have outlawed the celebration of Valentine’s Day and it has created a black market for red roses

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