How Much Money Did You Spend For Valentine’s Day?

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(Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Thanks to I’ve got Valentine’s Day by the numbers for you.

I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t that shocked to see how much money the average person spends for Valentine’s day. However, what was shocking to me is how much money people spend on their PETS for Valentine’s Day!!

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$126.03 Is the average estimated amount per person that Americans will spend for Valentine’s day. That’s up 8.5% from last year and it’s expected to total more than 4 Billion this year.

72 Million is the average number of Valentine’s cards purchased by parents, which is 40% of all cards sold. 65% of all gifts will be in the form of a card.

52.4 Million is how much the romantic comedy Valentine’s Day made in it’s first weekend in theaters back in 2010, despite it’s terrible reviews from critics which was given an 18 out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes.    This years romantic comedy to be released around Valentine’s day is The Vow starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum made 40.1 Million this past weekend in the box office.

40%: It’s estimated that there is a 40%  increase in requests for divorce lawyers around mid-February each year.

82% say they’d rather have an experience instead of a gift for Valentine’s Day. It’s expected that $3.5 Billion will be spent this year to go towards a romantic evening.

220,000 is how many wedding proposals there are each year on Valentine’s Day which makes up for 10% of the yearly total.

70% of singles who said they would like a blind date for Valentine’s day.

8 billion is the number of Sweethearts Conversation Hearts that are manufactured each year.

15%: It’s estimated that 15% of women will send themselves flowers on Valentine’s day.

$367 million: And my personal favorite!! $367 Million is how much collectively consumers spend each year on their PETS for Valentine’s Day!


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