Eat, Pray, Love - And Do Something Unique This Year For Valentine's Day

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When it comes to Valentine's Day this year, what do women really want? The answer will surprise you, especially if you are a man. An independent survey by social dating site shows what women are desiring more than anything. They even give you tips on the Top 5 gifts to help you make the day a success.

As a follow up to an independent survey conducted last Valentine's Day, where social dating website polled married and single men ages 25-40 years old on what they thought about V-Day, this year's survey gave the women a chance to clue the guy's in on what really matters when February 14th comes around. For the men, regardless of marital status, the results of last year's survey were highlighted by:

  • 95% of men saying it was their least favorite Holiday
  • 80% of men not being able to remember what they gave or what they did the previous year
  • And a staggering 90% of men not even knowing that it falls on February 14 every year

When 500 married and 500 single women in Los Angeles and Orange County were polled various questions regarding the day so dreaded by their opposite gender, the results actually proved that more than anything, men are simply missing the boat. Often times, societal norms and pressures dictate that a certain protocol must be followed when the day comes around every year. This normally includes some combination of flowers, candy, possibly jewelry, topped off by dinner that normally required a reservation be made weeks in advance. However, the resounding comment that came back from women was not about WHAT they expected, but rather what they did NOT expect -- the same thing as the previous year! Over 99% of both married and single women confirmed that the worst mistake a man can make is doing exactly what they last year.

The women were then asked to rank certain possible Valentine's Day gifts, and here is your Top 5:

1. A picnic dinner that is planned at a location new to the women
2. Breakfast in bed in the morning
3. Flowers sent to their office or place of work, or wherever they are and have never received them before at that location
4. Dinner out a restaurant that they have never been to, followed up by a possible movie
5. A romantic home cooked dinner

"The results we see in this survey simply further show that men really have no clue," explained Chief Dating Officer Ray Doustdar, an expert in relationships and the online dating market. "Men feel that no matter what they do, it won't be enough. Taking a creative approach with something out of the ordinary versus falling back on the old reliable such as flowers and candy seems to be the key ingredient for the Valentine's Day recipe for success. At the end of the day, women mainly want to see that you put some effort into whatever you did. Interestingly enough, their Top 5 answers potentially end up being less expensive than just the default candy, flowers, and dinner that we fall back on. Men often complain about money wasted on this day, and now can only blame themselves. How's that for irony!"

For radio and press interviews with Mr. Doustdar on or before February 14th, or any additional information, please contact Ray Doustdar at (310) 283-7293 or .

Team is a unique and revolutionary online dating concept for consumers nationwide -- both those who currently online date and those interested in trying. The site provides the online dating world a safer, less stressful, and more natural way of meeting people online through their "Team of Friends" approach. This approach mirrors how people meet one another in their real lives, and addresses the current weaknesses in the online dating industry, including safety concerns, profile elaboration, time consumption, and inflated costs. As Chief Dating Officer, Mr. Doustdar has been featured NBC's The Today Show, EXTRA, CBS, FOX, HDNET, CANAL PLUS, as well as in the USA TODAY.


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