Poll: Men will outspend women by $100 on Valentine's Day


A new RetailMeNot.com Valentine’s Day poll found that the average American couple will be dedicating $226 to February 14th festivities and gifts this year. That’s a sharp change in tune from last year’s Valentine’s Day, when a majority of Americans in relationships said they intended to spend only $100 or less on their significant other.

The new poll also broke down Valentine’s Day wish lists for Mars and Venus, including.

Men are planning to spend much more money than women ($287 vs. $164) on their significant others this Valentine’s Day

If money was no object, however, almost one third of men and women (28%) would give their partners a luxury vacation for Valentine’s Day.

Back in the real world, men would like to receive a meal (28%) or event tickets (19%) from their partners this Valentine’s Day, while women would opt for jewelry (24%), a trip (18%) or flowers (14%).

Women and men are aligned in their giving and receiving this year! Five in 10 women (51%) are likely to gift a meal or tickets and four in ten men (41%) will give jewelry and flowers.


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