Valentine’s Day 2019 By The Numbers
The Jersey Shore is preparing for the most romantic day of the year, and it looks like you'll need love, romance and apparently money to make it happen.
So what are the numbers behind Valentine's Day? Well, WalletHub did some research and some of the numbers may surprise you. Here is a look at Valentine's Day by the numbers including how much you'll spend and how much will be spent on you.
Bad breath. Huh? Yes, bad breath crept into the results, but it'd not the bad breath that's getting the bad press. It's the bad spender.. It turns out that 40% of people surveyed said irresponsible spending is a bigger turnoff than bad breath.
Say no to the ring. The research also uncovered that more than half the people surveyed said they would not marry someone with bad credit.
That's billion with a 'b'. How much money do Americans spend on Valentine's Day, and what are they buying? Well, Americans will spend $7.6 billion overall and that includes jewelry (3.9 billion), flowers (1.9B) and candy (1.8B).
And here's a bonus breakdown on what people think their significant others will spend on them this Valentine's Day.
The survey says 25% of women expect their partner to spend $0, while 31% say up to $49. 36% say they expect a gift in the range of $50 to $99, and only 8% say they think they'll get a gift valued at over $100.
Men have some different expectations. 14% expecting no money to be spent on them, while 44% say their gift will be valued at under $50. 32% say the amount spent on them will be between $50 and $99, and one in ten say they think the gift they get will cost over $100.
So, it looks like this Valentine's Day will include a lot of love, a lot of romance, and in many instances a lot of money! Let the love...and spending begin!
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