Four Categories of Valentine Folks

So since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, Just thought I’d have a little fun. I’ve noticed that there are at least four categories of people on Valentine’s Day. There may be more, but these are the ones I’ve noticed. I’ve added some fun facts, but the pictures basically summarizes the categories…

1. The Men Folks

  • 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • Men buy the majority of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine’s Day.
  • On average, men spend $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates.Women spend only about half that amount.

valentines-day-wallet

  • More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year for Valentine’s Day.
  • Enough candy hearts to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again will be produced this year.
  • “According to the Greeting Card Association, 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.”

2. The Single Folks. Are you single? Awesome! There are so many pros…

single on Valentines

  • There are 119 single men (never married, widowed or divorced) in their 20’s for every 100 single women of the same age…Imagine that. (Of course the numbers change as the age increases and when you break it down by ethnicity.)
  • Over two million marriages occur in the United States every year…that’s more than 6,000 a day!

3. The “Oh no he didn’t!” Folks These folks EXPECTS to be wined and dined and no excuses are acceptable… “Honey, you are right. Your hug, kiss and excuse was more romantic than roses, chocolate and a necklace, said no woman, Ever.”

excuse on valentine

Finally,

4. The “Who Cares!” Folks Personally, I think I fall into this category. I could care less. I love being married to my hubs. We celebrate so many things in February and year round that whether or not he acknowledges Valentines Day doesn’t matter to me. ( Although I can’t remember the last time he didn’t do something special for Valentine’s Day)

valentines dont care

  • What category do you fall into?
  • Do you have something special planned?
  • How do you respond if he or she doesn’t remember it’s Valentines?

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Four Categories of Valentine Folks

  1. Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    Ha ha! We are so on the same page having fun today. I just love that 1 “said no woman ever”. Men are full of excuses when they mess up or are slackers. Not Mister, I had it last weekend bc I’m working this weekend & he went WAY above & beyond for the first Valentines, Ritz Carlton & all that jazz, YES! I told you he is a keeper :) I am not at the who cares point. I still like special days, but daily actions are more important for sure. I fit the stats. He got a trinket. Isn’t tomorrow for the ladies??! 😉
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    1. Hope@DefiningHope Post author

      Dang Mister!! I like him :) Definitely a keeper…Ritz Carlton?…Gooo him…
      The who cares category for me (BTW, only applies to Valentines Day, not anniversary or birthdays, lol) happened over time. I don’t get upset when he does nothing (which is seldom), but I definitely show my appreciation when he does.

      LOL at the trinket. I guess it is for the ladies. We are the ones that appreciates that stuff more than men…

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  2. Chris Carter

    This is hilarious and I am not surprised at the stats at all!!! I kinda want to be courted on Valentine’s day- probably because we had a Valentine wedding on the 17th… so the week is *supposed to be* celebrated as such…

    Never happens. Always something going on- sigh.

    BUT- we are going to plan a getaway for our 15th next year!! We will DO IT DAMMIT!!! We need to… :)
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  3. Tamara

    I think I’m probably #4 too. The “Who Cares?” folks. I won’t get mad if we do nothing, exchange nothing. I will be happy if we do, though! Although with this snowstorm, I don’t see any of us getting out of the house until Saturday.
    I think I have problem eating enough candy hearts in my entire life to get from my front door to my living room couch. (not many) Chocolate hearts are another story, though.
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    1. Hope@DefiningHope Post author

      LOL. I personally, I think if married folks make an effort to celebrate each other more than just Valentines day. then Vday doesn’t matter that much. That’s the case with us, although I’m kinda spoiled because my hubby celebrates everything :)

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  4. Kim

    I’m definitely in the who cares group – in fact yesterday I told my husband that I hadn’t bought a card for him and that there was no need for him to get me one! I would far rather receive a card on some random day just because instead of one that someone feels “obligated” to buy because of a certain day!!!
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  5. Michell

    Hahaha!! Too funny Hope….I’m definitely on team “Who Cares”, lol! My husband always ask if there’s something special I’d like to do…and I usually say no, lol! I mean who really wants to be on a looong waiting list at the restaurants. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Lol! But he’s always doing something special, so technically Valentine’s is everyday. And besides, Valentine’s has become so generic. I mean how many times can one get a box of chocolates, a teddy bear and roses? 😀 Have a wonderful Valentine’s lady!
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    1. Hope@DefiningHope Post author

      LOL. You totally echoed my sentiments. My hubs is always doing something special too. Although we did wait the long lines on Vday for a restaurant because with 2 young kids, we almost never get to go out…when baby sitting is available, we jump at it regardless of the occasion.lol

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  6. Rum Punch Drunk

    As long as a couple are happy with their relationship it doesn’t really matter whether they decide to celebrate or not, simply because in all truths you can have a Valentine type romantic day any time of the year. My heart always goes out to those who want love but have not yet found it, and those who wished that their relationships was in a better place as Valentines Day can bring out emotions they didn’t always realise they had.
    Either way, I hope you had a wonderful day with your family. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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    1. Hope@DefiningHope Post author

      Thank you RPD. I do feel bad for those single people who feel sad or those wishing they had a better relationship. It doesn’t help that there is so much commercialism around it, that some folks feel the pressure…

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  7. KalleyC

    I can’t say that I am on team who cares, because I do. But I don’t need a lot to celebrate. I feel like everyday of the year we should make an effort and on special days we can do something different. But please no resturants. Hahaha I do not like lines.
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