Valentine's Day is exactly two weeks away, which means you're either buying the perfect gift for the man in your life and making date night plans, or you're hosting a fabulous dinner party for your single sisters. And while we often preach the benefits of the single life, it seems even our lone ladies are feeling the extra love in the air this time of year and getting serious about finding the one. According to Zoosk, today is the busiest day for online dating in the month of February with registrations 28% higher than average. The popular dating service recently conducted a study on Valentine’s Day with more than 6000 singles and the statistics are surprising. Scroll down to read their findings.
When asked if the holiday still matters, an astounding 71% of singles agreed that Valentine’s Day is still important, and it’s not just women. A whopping 71% of male respondents also agreed.
Even if you publicly dismiss Valentine's Day as just another commercial venture for major companies, you still secretly wish to be loved and taken when the day comes around. According to the survey, three out of four singles are more likely to say yes to a first date if it’s on Valentine’s Day. So if you've been waiting for the right moment to ask, the time is now.
You might think she wants an extravagant date or an over-the-top wedding proposal, but when it comes to Valentine's Day plans, the simpler the better—39% of singles listed a casual coffee or brunch as their preferred first date. In fact, the majority of singles, about 63%, believe it should be a collaborative effort when making plans for February 14.
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