"The U.S. Greeting Card Association
estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year
worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of
the year, behind Christmas.
The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.
The economic downturn of course will impact this spending, as the San Francisco Chronicle notes:
"Valentine's Day spending is expected to drop this year to $28.6 billion, or 4.8 percent below last year, according to IBISWorld Inc."
But the overall numbers aside, Valentine's Day is of course really about communicating one's feelings to the special women in one's life. In that context, this "geek poem" unearthed by Kara Swisher bought a smile to my face:
"Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, of course, so here’s a lovely sentiment on a T-shirt from the fine folks at ThinkGeek."
Well said indeed.
But remember Guys, you've got to do a little more than a Geeky T-shirt in expressing how you really feel.
By the way, if you'd like more romantic geek stories, Wired tells some good ones in "5 Geeky Marriage Proposals that worked". Enjoy.
Happy Valentine's Day all.