Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate dating, whether you’re single or in a relationship. But with Valentine’s Day campaigns aimed at couples everywhere you turn at this time of year, it’s hardly surprising that the day makes singletons feel even more single.
We carried out a survey on Smooch.com, the UK’s favourite free online dating site, asking 2000 members how they felt about Valentine’s Day, identifying the extreme lengths some singles will go to this Valentine’s Day.
The results identified that whilst 35% of singles think Valentine’s Day is just for couples, 63% were pining for romance this Valentine’s Day. In more extreme circumstances, 1 in 5 people will text an ex this Valentine’s Day whilst 16% of Smooch.com members have lied about receiving a Valentine before, and 15% admitting to going out with someone just so they had a date for the day.
Whilst there’s nothing wrong with going out with someone new on February 14th, we strongly advise members not to text an ex this Valentine’s Day – we all know how it’s going to end, and it probably won’t be well. We’re encouraging Smooch.com members to logon and chat with someone new this weekend.
– 63% of Smoochers wished they had a date this Valentine’s Day
– 65% would love to be whisked away somewhere romantic
– A third of Smoochers say that Valentine’s Day makes them feel even more single
– Only 10% of Smoochers declare their love for Valentine’s Day
– 1 in 3 think that Valentine’s Day is just for couples
– 1 in 5 Smoochers will send their Ex a sneaky text this Valentine’s weekend
– 16% have lied about receiving Valentine’s Day cards & gifts
– 14% would go out with someone to avoid being alone on Valentine’s Day
– Most women would spend no more than £30 on a V Day gift, but men – the big spenders – would go all out and spend over £100!
– Danny Dyer is the cockney date of choice for females under 50
– Colin Firth is the ladies over 50 Valentine
– Kelly Brook is the Valentine’s date of choice for males under 40
– Carol Vorderman is the dream date for men over 40