It's a day of Love. A day for that special someone in your life. It's also a day that we have developed a love affair for spending. Check out Valentine's Day by the numbers.

Valentine’s Day is the third largest consumer holiday in the United States by amount spent. The $19.7 billion that we shell out in Cupid’s name each year comes in just behind the $21.2 billion spent on Mother’s Day, and, of course, the $630.5 billion we spend on the grand daddy of all holidays, Christmas.

With that in mind, and to help you embrace that loving feeling, the folks at have done an analysis of the day. After you see some of the statistics in this top ten, you'll probably feel like you got shot thru the heart by cupids arrow.

Here are 10 Valentines day Facts that will Blow Your Socks Off.

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    That's the percentage of people who will not be celebrating Valentine's Day this year.

  • 2


    That's the percentage of women who would break up with their significant other if they didn't receive a Valentine's Day gift.

  • 3


    That's the percentage of people who will buy Valentine's Day gifts for their pets.

  • 4


    That's the percentage of singles that will buy themselves a Valentine's Day present.

  • 5


    That's the percentage of people who will buy flowers for their significant other.

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    $1.99 Billion

    The amount of money that will be spent buying flowers.

  • 7

    $4.45 Billion

    The amount that will be spent on jewelry for Valentine's Day.

  • 8

    9 Million

    That's the amount of people who will propose to their significant other on Valentine's Day.

  • 9

    $1.15 Billion

    The amount that will be spent on Valentine's Day cards.

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    1 Million

    The number of Facebook users who will change their relationship status within a week of Valentine's Day.