More than 6,000 marriages in the U.S. a day, & other V-day stats

Love is a many splendored thing.

or

Love is a dog from hell.

Whether you agree with Paul Francis Webster (the splendored song writer) or Charles Bukowski (the dog-from-hell poet), Valentine’s Day is a multi-million dollar industry. History.com has some pretty fascinating by-the-numbers facts on it (no matter your view on the subject).

25.7: Pounds of candy consumed per American per year

34: Number of single men 65 or older for every 100 single women 65 or older

57 and 60: Percent of American women and men, respectively, 15 and older who are currently married

119: Number of single men in their 20s for every 100 single women in their 20s

6,000: Number of marriages a day in the United States

43,322: Number of Americans employed at chocolate companies

141 million: Number of cards exchanged on Valentine’s Day

And then, here’s just one more number for you …

4: Number of valentines below for you to print out and give to your favorite people

valentine-card

 

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