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11 Valentine’s Day Facts for Bitter Singles

Not exactly looking forward to Valentine’s Day this year? Then stop reading love stories and liking gushy Instagram photos. Here are the perfect Valentine’s Day facts that prove how phony the holiday can be, and even justify some of your cynicism about love and marriage.

 

Marriage and Divorce Statistics 

1. Nevada has the highest marriage rate. After all, Las Vegas is quite romantic. You know, what they call it. The city of sin love.

2. Only 84% of Americans think that married people having an affair is morally unacceptable.

3. First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes another marriage. Four in ten new marriages involve remarriage.

4. The stereotype is true. 20% of newly remarried men have a wife who is at least 10 years their junior.

5. More than a quarter of Americans think that financial stability is a very important reason to get married. 48% said it was somewhat important.

 

Valentine’s Day Spending Statistics

6. The average person will spend $129 on Valentine’s Day. Whereas women spend just about $63.

7. The average male will spend $91 on an evening out to dinner. Not exactly priceless.

8. Nothing says “I love you” like a standardized card! Americans will spend more than $1 billion on greeting cards this year.

 

Single Statistics

9. Pew Research Center found that only 16% of single Americans are looking for a partner, which represents 7% of the entire adult population.

10. You’re not picky. 47% of people in the Pew Research Study admitted that there are only a few single people in their town they would be interested in dating.

11. And if it makes you feel better, 45.1% of Americans didn’t celebrate Valentine’s day last year, according to the National Retail Federation study.

One Comment

  1. August 4, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    You did a good job .

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