Statistically Speaking

Valentine’s Day is known by many names: Singles Awareness Day, One is a Lonely Number Day, and Cupid’s Day, among others. As Cupid cast his arrows this past Thursday, people’s emotions ranged from mopey to indifferent. Here are some Valentine’s Day statistics from last year’s holiday in the U.S.:

Percentage of Valentine’s Day cards purchased six days in advance: 50

Percentage of Valentine's Day cards bought by parents for their children: 40

Number of Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually: 180 million

Number of roses prepared for Valentine's Day: 214 million

Number of condoms used per second on Valentine's Day: 87

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