Facts About Valentine’s Day

As a dating agency, we know a lot of facts about Valentine’s Day. And still we were surprised by some of the facts about Valentine’s Day that we learned while we were putting together this fun infographic.

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All Facts about Valentine’s Day at a glance:

  • Pope Gelasius declared February 14 Valentine’s Day around 498 A.D.
  • 53% of women will dump their boyfriends if they don’t give them anything on Valentine’s Day.
  • The first Valentine’s Day box of Chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.
  • 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
  • About 1 Billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year all over the world.
  • 73% of flowers are bought by men, whereas women only buy 23%.
  • Worldwide, over 50 Million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
  • 64% of U.S. men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.
  • 9 Million people buy Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets in the U.S.
  • Chocolate and candy sales reach profits of 1,011 Billion Dollars during Valentine’s Day.
  • Verona, where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
  • Women purchase 85% of all Valentines.
  • More than 36 Million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day.
  • Children receive 39% of all Valentine’s Day candy and gifts.