British couples prepare to spend £431m this Valentine’s Day

10th February 2016

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UK couples are set to spend £431 million this Valentine’s Day as 41% of UK adults plan on celebrating with their loved ones, new research shows.

Contrary to popular belief, spending on the special day extends beyond the “honeymoon period” of a relationship, the study by American Express found.

Couples who have been together for four years will splash out the most, spending more than double (£46) the national average (£20).

Furthermore, the research reveals that romance does stand the test of time, albeit at a lower price tag, with those who have been in a relationship for over 51 years spending an average £11 on their nearest and dearest.

When it comes to expressing ourselves, we are still a nation of traditionalists, with the majority (61%) of people opting to send a card rather than turning to social media (8%) to share messages of affection with their loved ones. Unsurprisingly, the most popular gifts continue to be flowers (34%), chocolates (34%) and champagne (17%).

Londoners Top the Romantic Charts: When it comes to location, the Capital’s couples are the biggest spenders (scroll down for table)

 

 

 

 

 

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