Valentine’s Day spending could break record

Valentine’s Day spending could break record
While the percentage of Americans celebrating the romantic holiday has declined over the years, the amount spent on romancing those you love could hit a record number this year. (Source: NBC)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT/NBC) - People all over the country are getting ready for the day that’s dear to the heart of millions.

Valentine’s Day is this Thursday and the romantic holiday has many around the country spending quite a bit of money.

While the percentage of Americans celebrating the romantic holiday has declined over the years, the amount spent on romancing those you love could hit a record number this year.

Statistics prove that men are more likely than women to spend more on Valentine’s Day, younger millennials will lead all age groups in terms of spending, and the length of how long you’ve been married will also matter.

Sara Skirboll, the resident Shopping & Trends expert for the savings website RetailMeNot.com, knows quite a bit about spending trends.

“For instance, couples that have spent about 10 years or more together will spend about $350. Whereas, couples who’ve been together for about 2 years will probably spend about a $ 100 to $105," said Skirboll.

People buy everything from gifts, cards, flowers and experiences which adds up to the average person dropping just over $160 dollars.

Remembering the holiday has proven to be worth it for so many who are just trying to stay in good standing with their significant others.

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