Thursday, January 12, 2006

27 Percent Of Americans Think Valentine’s Day Is Fake

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Be careful about who you pick to be your Valentine because one out of four Americans is convinced Valentine’s Day is fake.

According to a new survey by Amarula Cream Liqueur, 27 percent believe that Valentine’s Day is “a fake holiday engineered by card companies and florists,” and seven percent wish they could skip the holiday altogether.

However, there’s not much chance of that happening because 45 percent of Valentine’s Day haters admit their sweetie would be ticked off if they tore February 14 off their calendar.

As for gifts, 41 percent of Americans don’t like getting heart-shaped candy on Valentine’s Day; 35 percent dislike “anything lace”; and 17 percent turn their nose up at flowers.

By the way, Amarula is hoping to combat the Valentine’s Day animosity by sponsoring a “Why I Hate Valentine’s Day” essay contest. First prize is a trip to Chicago to see the site of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

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