Man, you'd think being single on Valentine's Day would alleviate all of the BS pressures that go along with this silly Hallmark holiday, but, it seems that according to a recent survey, singles are feeling the burn too — just as much, if not more, than their coupled-up counterparts. A new survey of 1,000 people by AskMen and Offers.com found that nine out of 10 people feel pressure if they're not in a relationship on Valentine's Day. Nine out of 10? That's a pretty steep percentage there, guys. Question is, what other sad statistics are singles working with this February 14?
One of the more shocking finds of this survey is that just 7% of people would use a dating app to find a date for V-Day. That seems a little bit defeatist, no? If you're single, you've got nothing to lose! Why not brush up on some online dating tips and see what happens? Then again, just 53% say a Valentine's first date is OK, so, it's all a bit of a moot point! Our advice? To hell with what other people are concerned with and go with what feels right.
In the event you're sick of Valentine's Day altogether and see no point in trying to change your relationship status, here's some things that might cheer you up — men spend an average of $63 on Valentine's Day gifts while women spend $46. If nothing else, you can save a little cash and spoil yourself! Additionally, the largest percentage of people like to cut it close by leaving their gift purchases to the week before (32%). As many as 9% leave it to the day-of. Talk about a ton of stress? Why bother dealing with that, right?
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