As some of us are scrambling to get together the final touches for Valentines Day, and some plan their own festivities for “Singles Awareness Day,” I came across some interesting facts about the day designated to celebrate love.
The U.S. Census Bureau has a fact sheet full of useful (or useless, depending on how you feel) information about Feb. 14 and love.
Most purchased cut flowers in 2005?
Lillies - $76.9 million
Tulips - $39.1 million
Roses - $39 million
In February 2006 the 28,772 jewelry stores in the United States sold $2.6 billion worth of merchandise.
25.3 and 27.1: The estimated U.S. median marrying ages of women and men, respectively, in 2005.
2.2 million: The number of marriages that take place in the U.S. annually. That breaks down to more than 6,000 a day.
119: Number of single men who are in their 20s for every 100 single women of the same ages.
904: The number of dating services nationwide as of 2002 that pulled in $489 million in revenues.