With Valentine's day being just over a week away, love is in the air. Whether you are celebrating Valentine's day with your significant other or having an amazingly awesome Galentine's day with your girls, there are so many great ways to spend the sometimes dreaded holiday. However, one way you don't want to spend the holiday of love is getting over a breakup. Ebates conducted a recent poll among Canadians and discovered that 26% of Canadians under the age of 35 have been broken up with around Valentine's Day.
That's right, over a quarter of the people under the age of 35 surveyed have spent the holiday alone and getting over a breakup. If you're over 35, the statistics ease up a bit and only 17% of those polled have experienced a breakup near the holiday. These stats definitely aren't in favor of those hoping that Valentine's Day can help rekindle their relationship.
VP of Marketing for Ebates, Belinda Baugniet states that the reason behind these high statistics is because "Valentine's Day stirs up some strong opinions for Canadians- it's one of those love it or hate-it occasions,". Baugniet also goes on to state that, "Saint Valentine can put a huge amount of pressure on relationships,".
With Valentine's Day putting a lot of stress on labels and the dreaded "What are we?" question, a lot of young relationships definitely feel the heat when this holiday starts approaching.
However, despite the fact that Canadians have a 26% chance of Valentine's Day ending in a disaster of heartless, roseless, and loveless sorrow, a majority of Canadians still love the idea of the holiday.
68% of Canada's disagree with the statement that Valentine's Day is a silly holiday and love to embrace the cheesy romance that the day brings with it.
When looking at other stats from the Ebates Valentine's Day survey it shows that Canadians are spending an average of $76 on Valentine's Day gifts for their significant others.
What may those gifts be you may ask? Well, 12% of Canadians wish to receive flowers, 11% wish to receive tickets to an event or outing, 11% wish to receive a gift card and even 8% of celebrators would like to receive cash as their Valentine's Day present.
Regardless of your relationship status, Valentine's Day can become a day to celebrate love in all forms, including the love of your family and friends.