Valentine’s Day familiar FAILs

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goo Ranking asked women from their monitor group to choose not in the least unusual ways to fail on Valentine’s Day, which, now that I think about it, is really quite an uninteresting-sounding topic.

Demographics

Over the 7th and 8th of December 2012 1,059 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 61.4% of the sample were female, 10.8% in their teens, 14.4% in their twenties, 24.9% in their thirties, 28.8% in their forties, 11.5% in their fifties, and 9.6% aged sixty or older. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample. This question was for the women only.

It’s amazing the pictures one can find on Flickr – here’s a chocolate heart that has not just melted but also been run over by a car!

Melted Heart

My wife had an experience today of leaving the buying until too late, and finding all the good stuff sold out!

Ranking result

Q: What would be not in the least unusual ways to fail on Valentine’s Day? (Sample size=650, female)

Rank   Score
1 My hand-made chocolates were disgusting 100
2 I found out that day the guy I fancied already had a girlfriend 67.9
3 I called out the wrong guy 62.0
4 I prepared everything but forgot to take it with me on Valentine’s Day 61.5
5 I left the chocolates in a warm place and they all melted 60.1
6 I didn’t meet the guy so couldn’t pass him his present 57.9
7= I mixed up the true love and obligatory chocolates 55.7
7= I mixed people up and couldn’t go back, so ended up passing true love chocolates to a different guy 55.7
9 My family scoffed all my hand-made chocolates before Valentine’s Day 53.5
10 My object of affection was involved with a close friend 51.2
11 After buying them, I heard a rumour that those chocolates were not very nice 48.2
12 I didn’t do enough research, and found out afterwards the object of my affection hated sweet things 46,5
13 I bought a new brand of chocolates but found out later they were pretty awful 41.0
14 A friend saw me passing my true love chocolates 32.4
15 I miscounted the number of obligatory chocolates needed and ran out 25.8
16 He discovered me slipping true love chocolates into his desk, locker, etc 23.5
17 My parents found out that I’d given someone true love chocolates 21.9
18 I had a completely horrible pretext for passing true love chocolates 19.9
19 I forgot to pass a card along with my true love chocolates 18.6
20 I left the price tag on the obligatory chocolates 16.3

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