Sunday 25 August, 2019

Nearly 60% of people give their partner an F for Valentine’s Day

Stock image via Unsplash.

Stock image via Unsplash.

With Valentine's Day just over a week away, a new survey from Groupon asked people what letter grade they would give their partner for the effort they typically put into the annual day of love. The result: 60% would give their partner an F! And only 15% would give their partner an A.

“Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to express how much you love your partner, but as the survey results show far too many are missing the mark and not getting the job done,” said Aaron Cooper, president of North America, Groupon. “The good news is that we’ve uncovered the Valentine’s Day gifts sure to ignite the romance and help you knock it out of the park this year.”

According to the survey, which was conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Groupon, 70 percent of people said receiving a Valentine’s Day gift was very important to them. But with so many people receiving a failing grade from their partner, what are the gifts that people actually want this year? Respondents selected a romantic dinner, chocolate, flowersa massage and a home-cooked meal as the top five gifts. Jewellery, a trip to an exotic and/or warm weather localea spa packagea staycation at a local hotel and tickets to a comedy show rounded out the top 10.

And when it comes to giving your loved one flowers on Valentine’s Day, the survey revealed that it’s important to get the selection, quantity and delivery just right. The average person is most likely to receive a dozen roses and have them delivered to work instead of home. Surprisingly, the survey also found strong preferences amongst participants for rose alternatives such as tulips, lilacs, sunflowers, bonsai and edible arrangements.

The survey also found that men were more demanding than women when it comes to Valentine’s Day expectations. More than half of the men polled admitted that they expect their partner to make a maximum effort in getting them a Valentine’s Day gift this year compared to just 36 percent of women who expect the same amount of effort.

Finally, nearly 60 percent of those surveyed revealed that they are hoping Cupid’s arrow will reignite the romance in their relationship this year. And they may actually be onto something as nearly the same amount of people said they expect to have sex with their partner on Valentine’s Day.

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