With Valentine’s Day happening in a few days, we thought we’d give you an insider’s perspective to the holiday of love. It’s quite possibly the most loved and equally hated holiday of the year. If you have someone to share it with, it’s like having a second birthday. If you are braving it alone, then it’s usually a time for singles to unite in some sort of love-stinks party of their own.
Here’s a few tidbits about Valentine’s day you probably didn’t know.
Cupid wasn’t perfect. The Roman god of desire and affection, and son of the goddess Venus, Cupid and his famed bow and arrow have transcended the centuries from one legend to another. In most cases his arrow was on target, but in others, love grew cold. In Vergil’s Aeneid, Cupid plays matchmaker between Dido and Aeneas, but the legend ended in epic tragedy.
Valentine’s Day is expensive. Really expensive. US consumers are expected to spend around 13 billions dollars on Valentine’s Day purchases. The average consumer is expected to spend $116.21 this holiday season. There will be an estimated 180 million cards exchanged and 196 million flowers gifted.
Make or break. An astonishing 53% of women say they are willing to end their current relationship if they are not given a gift on Valentine’s Day. (We at Bulwark may or may not support that 53% of disgruntled women. Ok, we do! Come on, fellas!)
Just in time for Thanksgiving. On average, 11,000 children are conceived on Valentine’s Day. Count ahead 9 months, and they should get here just in time for Turkey Day.
Need help? There are still a few days left until D-Day, so if you need a little help trying to set something up last minute, you have your choice of 904 licensed dating services nationwide. Good luck!
And if you learn anything from a pest control company on having a successful Valentine’s Day, remember this…