The National Retail Federation estimates Americans will spend $19.7 billion on Valentine’s Day this year.
A survey conducted by RetailMeNot found that 71 percent of couples exchange gifts. Here’s the breakdown:
Dinner: 40 percent
Experience: 29 percent
Chocolates: 11 percent
Flowers: 8 percent
Jewelry: 6 percent
Lingerie: 3 percent
Valentine's Day is the second most popular holiday for wine sales. The most popular isn’t Thanksgiving, it’s actually Mother’s Day.
According to data from the Census Bureau, 44 percent of all U.S. residents over age 18 are unmarried.
Despite the popular cliche, single people like Valentine’s Day too.
According to the RetailMeNot survey, 29 percent of singles said they choose to pamper themselves on February 14.
Twenty-three percent said they treat themselves to a nice dinner, 21 percent watch romantic comedies and 18 percent buy themselves a gift.
You might be surprised to find Valentine's Day was not in the top 10 most popular dates to get married on in 2017, according to The Knot.
So now that you've learned more about Valentine's Day, it's time to test your knowledge of love!
Maybe you've been in love before, or you're in love right now. But do you actually know anything about love? You just might end up using some of these interesting facts to impress your Valentine.