Valentine’s Day is indeed a celebration of love and lovers. For some, it is the perfect occasion in order to rekindle their commitment to one another, while for other it’s just another day in the calendar without any intrinsic meaning. But there are those who travel high and low to find that one perfect gift. A new study shows that flowers on Valentine’s Day are overrated and uncalled for.
Let’s back up a bit in order to see the full picture. A young couple, very much in love, and together for a long time. Seems like idyllically, doesn’t it? Until he returns with a bouquet of flowers bought from the corner and she pretends that it’s the best gift she received in years on Valentine’s Day.
According to this new study performed by Caption Fragrance, it would seem that approximately 46 percent of women feel somewhat disappointed after receiving flowers on Valentine’s Day from their significant other. Moreover, the participants said that that although the gesture is sweet, it loses all appeal in their eyes.
Most of the participants declared that they’ve wanted something else instead of a flower. The study brought together approximately 2000 women and men in love. Approximately 77 percent of female participants declared that they’d wish to receive something else on V-day. Moreover, approximately 67 percent of the participants declared that they wanted something more lasting than a flower bouquet while 30 percent of them have disclosed that flowers just won’t do.
On the other hand, there is the male side of the issue. When questioned about their perfect gift to bestow upon their significant other, around 12 percent of the candidates answered that they usually resort to buying flowers from the local gas station, because they don’t know what else to buy. On the other hand, almost 22 percent of them said that buying flowers are pretty convenient and easy.
Well, this comes to prove that indeed flowers on Valentine’s Day are overrated. When it comes to the gents, it’s easier to drive to the nearest gas station in order to buy the most expensive bouquet you can find for your lover. It doesn’t matter that it’s the fourth year in a row, she’ll like it.
According to the survey, Valentine’s Day slowly became the celebration of gadgets and technology, meaning that there many women out there who would want to receive a useful gadget like a tablet, phone or laptop on V-day rather than an expensive bouquet of flowers.
Love is in the air, but remember, you can always do much more than buy a bouquet of flowers.