What do women and men really want for Valentine's Day?

Is love is in the air? The countdown to Valentine's Day is on! What are people planning to do to celebrate? In our latest study on Valentine’s Day we asked just that. We surveyed 2,195 people and found that Cupid has his work cut out for him as more than half those surveyed are not planning to celebrate at all. 56% of those citing that the main reason is because ‘They don’t believe in Valentine’s Day’. Come on Cupid, prove to them that romance is not dead!

Of those that will be celebrating Valentine’s Day men are prepared to dig deep and spend significantly more money than women. 62% of men will spend over £50 whilst 69% of women will be spending less than £50.

So will people manage to find the perfect gift for their loved ones? We asked people about their ideal Valentine’s gift and made an interesting discovery. Neither men nor women will be receiving their ideal gifts this year.

Men are on the right track and will be spot on purchasing jewellery or flowers for their Valentines. However gentlemen please think twice about ‘treating’ them to lingerie or chocolates. Women will not only spend less than men but they will also need a little more guidance on that perfect present. Ladies be warned that none of the men polled wanted chocolates or stuffed animals.

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Trips and mini-breaks top “most wanted” lists for both sexes, with 61% of women and 52% men itching for a romantic trip or weekend away instead of a stuffed bear or chocolates.

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