Women more likely to snub the most romantic day of the year
The official day of romance is fast approaching, but researchers have found that men are more likely to make an effort on Valentine’s Day than women.
In a survey of 2,000 men and women by research group Consumer Intelligence, women were found to be 50 per cent more likely to shun the event.
21.5 per cent of women said they wouldn’t do anything to celebrate, compared with 14.5 per cent of men.
Women were also less likely to rely on extravagant gifts, with more than 25 per cent relying on only sending a card.
Researchers found men were more likely to spend a lot of money on their partners, by buying flowers and chocolates or arranging a romantic dinner at a restaurant.
Yet despite making more of an effort, men were also more likely to resent the day, with 51.5 per cent calling it a ‘commercialised waste of time’ compared with 47.5 per cent of women.
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