80% of Single Women have Sent Themselves Flowers on Valentine's Day: Poll

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Single Women on Date.com Admit to Faking Boyfriends for Valentine’s Day

If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it can be absolutely brutal, especially if you’re surrounded by happy couples giving and receiving gifts and celebrating their love.

It’s hard being single on Valentine’s Day; watching coupled friends receiving flowers, chocolates and other gifts can leave any single green with envy. It’s especially hard being the only single girl at work not to receive a beautiful bouquet of Valentine’s Day roses. But how many of those women received flowers from an actual admirer? Leading online dating website, Date.com (http://www.date.com), surveyed thousands of single women, to find out whether or not they’ve ever invented a Valentine.

According to our poll results, more than 75% of single women admitted to inventing a faux Valentine. Of those women, 80% sent flowers to themselves on Valentine’s Day, while 13% bought boxes of chocolates and signed them from a made up beau or secret admirer. And the reason behind such a hoax? According to 65% of single women, it was simply to feel special.

“If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it can be absolutely brutal, especially if you’re surrounded by happy couples giving and receiving gifts and celebrating their love,” said Shira Kallus, Relationship Advisor for Date.com. “Many single women will spend Valentine’s Day at a spa, will treat themselves to a massage, or get a mani/pedi to make themselves feel good. In similar fashion, sending flowers to oneself, or receiving gifts from an imaginary boyfriend, is an easy and inexpensive way to feel good about themselves, especially on a day that makes many singles feel depressed about not being in a loving relationship.”

Follows are the complete poll results:

Women: Have you ever invented a Valentine?

Yes: 75%
No: 25%

If you’ve invented a Valentine, did you ever send yourself gifts from a made up boyfriend?

Yes, flowers: 80%
Yes, chocolates: 13%
Yes, Valentine’s Day cards, stuffed animals, teddy bears, etc.: 5%
No, never: 2%

Why would you make up a Valentine, or send yourself gifts?

To feel special: 65%
So the men in my office would take notice of me: 15%
So I wouldn’t feel lonely and depressed: 5%
All of the above: 15%

About Avalanche, LLC
A leader in the online dating space, Avalanche operates a network of eighteen general and niche websites. Date.com, it’s flagship brand, was launched on Valentine’s Day 1997, and is one of the worlds most popular dating sites. First started as a BBS in 1986, Matchmaker.com is the longest running dating site on the internet. Acquired by Avalanche in 2006 it targets those singles looking for love, marriage, or a serious relationship. Amor.com, launched in 2007, is the leader in Latin dating. It is enjoyed by US Hispanics as well as singles throughout South and Central America. Recently, the company entered the Jewish online dating space with Jewcier.com. A relative newcomer to the market, Jewcier is already one of the top 10 Jewish sites, and the second largest Jewish dating site. A privately owned company, Avalanche, LLC. is headquartered in Miami Beach, Florida.

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