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Majority of Women Find Valentine’s Day Flowers and Chocolate 'Too Cliché'

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Hey, Guys. You might want to skip the flowers and chocolate on Valentine’s Day and give the lady in your life something more thoughtful.  A new survey by the social network shows 58 percent women consider Valentine’s Day flowers and chocolates to be “too cliché.” The women say they prefer a Valentine's Day gift that involves more thought.  But don’t think you can get away without giving a card.  While a majority of men surveyed said they don’t enjoy receiving sappy Valentine’s Day cards, 65 percent of the women surveyed said they love ‘em.

Additional findings:

  • 72 percent of men and 58 percent of women say Valentine’s Day is perfectly suited for a first date.
  • 62 percent of singles say the best time for a romantic date is sometime other than Valentine's Day.
  • 49 percent of singles say the best aspect of being single on Feb. 14 is that there is “No pressure. I don't have to plan anything, buy anything, or get dressed up.”
  • 36 percent of singles say the best aspect of being single on love day is “I don't have to be romantic just because it's Valentine's Day.”
  • 16 percent of singles say the best part of being single on Valentine's Day is that “it's less expensive.”

The survey involved more than 1,200 singles in the U.S.

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