Posted: Thursday February 04, 2016
Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is often referred to as the most romantic day of the year. It’s the day where people show affection and appreciation for one another, often by sending cards and gifts with messages of love.
In a recent survey of 13,000 people in the UK, events company, Chillisauce, found that the majority of people who celebrate Valentine’s Day (29% of males and 51% of females) think that the purpose of the holiday is to show a loved one how much they care.
The survey reveals that both sexes are inclined to use the day as a way to treat or impress their partner, with gifts and / or dinner. Some also believe that in a leap year, women can propose to their partner on Valentine’s Day. With 2016 being a leap year, we wonder how many engagements will blossom from a female popping the question?
In another survey of 10,000 people in the UK, Chillisauce, found that 22% of people feel that Valentine’s Day is the best time of year to propose. This falls just slightly behind Christmas Eve (31%).
Graph and data credits: http://www.chillisauce.co.uk/
What’s more, the study reveals a gender split in preference over the preferred day to get engaged; most men favour Christmas Eve proposals (33%) but the majority of women (29%) actually wish their partners would propose on Valentine’s Day.
With 20% of males also agreeing that the romantic holiday is the ideal time to pop the question, we’re expecting another surge in the number of engaged British couples this Valentine’s Day.
For couples planning to get engaged on the most romantic day of the year, we would love to hear your story and help you celebrate! Simply comment on our Facebook page before 4th March 2016, and let us know how you proposed / were proposed to for a chance to win a bottle of champagne.