According to a new survey by Amarula Cream Liqueur, 27 percent believe that Valentines Day is a fake holiday engineered by card companies and florists, and seven percent wish they could skip the holiday altogether.
However, theres not much chance of that happening because 45 percent of Valentines Day haters admit their sweetie would be ticked off if they tore February 14 off their calendar.
As for gifts, 41 percent of Americans dont like getting heart-shaped candy on Valentines Day; 35 percent dislike anything lace; and 17 percent turn their nose up at flowers.
By the way, Amarula is hoping to combat the Valentines Day animosity by sponsoring a Why I Hate Valentines Day essay contest. First prize is a trip to Chicago to see the site of the 1929 St. Valentines Day Massacre.
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