I feel like there is something in the water recently — a plethora of friends, colleagues, and contacts proudly changed their Facebook statuses from “In a Relationship to “Engaged” over the holidays. I am anticipating even more wedding news with Valentine’s Day fast approaching. In honor of the much buzzed about holiday, I have decided to indulge my inner geek and search for statistics about love and Valentine’s Day. Although I can’t say I’m a die-hard fan of the holiday, I was astounded with the numbers I uncovered. If the owner of the 3,106.75 carat diamond ring is single, please have him give me a call…
The largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found has 3,106.75 carats.
180 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually making Valentine’s Day the second most popular to give greeting cards behind Christmas.
Chocolate and candy sales reach profits of $1.01 billion surrounding the holiday.
18 million flowers are sold in the U.S. every Valentine’s Day.
The top selling perfume on Valentine’s Day is Chanel No. 5.
52% of men propose on Valentine’s Day while 60.8% of women think it’s cheesy!