Money on Valentine’s Day
Americans on average spend $13.19 billion dollars on Valentines Day. Questions were asked among the Bel Air population asking them what they plan to do that day.
“Honestly all the others times I did not have a valentine, but since I have one this year, I am willing to spend about $20 to $30 dollars on a gift,” freshman Lauren Spaugy said. “But at the same time I want to make it special because I’ve never had one before.”
According to the website http://www.statisticbrain.com/valentines-day-statistics/ ,about 73 percent of women think men should do the spending on Valentine’s Day.
“Although many girls think they should have their boyfriends to then planning, I have to agree with them. Because some men don’t really show their love, and I think this is the perfect time of the year to show your affection, love, and care,” senior Fabian Delgado said. “Even though I may or may not have a valentine, if I do I have one, I will definitely spend a whole lot on her.”
On average ,the number of roses produced on Valentine’s is 196 million.
“Definitely I want roses and I told him to spend at least $20 dollars on me, but he is usually the one that overexaggerates and does really cute things…we have been together over a year,” sophomore Cristal Torres said. “I planned to get him his favorite team jersey with the name of his favorite player.”
Candy, flowers, jewelry, cards, dining are all gifts given on Valentines day. But one individual doesn’t want it traditional.
“I plan to get my girlfriend something very wild and kind of personal. It’s kind of hard to explain it, but will definitely not be the cheesy heart shaped box of chocolates. It involves having roses but not real ones, fake ones to be exact, to tell her that my love never dies for her,” Junior Adrian De La Cruz said.