Valentine's Day by the numbers 2018
Valentine's Day: It's all about love and romance–and cold, hard cash.
Every February, candy, flower and jewelry shops are flooded with romantics buying gifts for their special someones. Financial site WalletHub crunched some numbers to find out just how much money lovers and friends will be spending on these things.
Click through the slideshow to see some Valentine's Day stats and numbers, and visit WalletHub for the full report.
If you have a girlfriend, you better be doing some shopping; WalletHub found that 53 percent of women say they would break up with their significant other if they did not receive a gift on Valentine's Day.
In general, it turns out that Americans have a sweet tooth. The site found that 94 percent of Americans hope to receive candy on Valentine's Day.
Not surprisingly, the most lucrative business around Valentine's Day is the jewelry business. $4.7B will be spent on jewelry in the U.S. around Valentine's Day and 9 million proposals (presumably with a brand new diamond ring) will be made this Valentine's Day.