Love is definitely in the air once more as Valentine's Day approaches. Fun activities, exciting gifts, and fancy surprises are just some of the things that couples do together on this special day.
But did you know that most men and women don’t consider the “day of love” as the most romantic day of the year? Thanks to Rakuten Asia and the results from the Rakuten Shopping Secrets Survey 2015 (done in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan), we've been enlightened on fun facts about how couples view love in Asia--as well as the gifting habits of men!
50% of men and women still expect a gift on Valentine’s Day, which is surprising since only 10% consider it as the most romantic day of the year! But how sweet is it that 20% of men still consider every day to be a romantic day?
So ladies, if you have any special things you want to receive during one of the most romantic days of the year, now’s the time to ask (or hint at)!
Both men and women, even those who answered that Valentine’s Day isn’t the most romantic day of the year, were split in the middle when it came to expecting presents from their partners. But compared to the 44% of women who don’t expect to receive a gift during Valentine’s Day, 57% of men polled don't even expect gifts at all. So how about you? Do you expect gifts from you significant other?
With our hectic lives and schedules occupying most of the year, it seems that simple quality time together can make all the difference in relationships!
Not every couple is in the gift-giving mood during this "day of love." While it may seem that everyone celebrates the day with gift, flowers, and chocolates, 29% of men and 30% of women actually admit to not celebrating the day at all.
Are these facts right about you and your partner? Share with us your opinions in the comment section below!