Love is a many splendored thing.
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