With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, this is a good time to look at a ranking survey from goo Ranking into what sad memories women have from Valentine’s Day.
Over the 20th and 21st of December 2010 1,128 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 65.4% of the sample were female, 11.9% in their teens, 17.2% in their twenties, 30.2% in their thirties, 23.2% in their forties, 10.0% in their fifties, and 7.4% 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 survey was for women only.
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Q: What sad memories do you have of Valentine’s Day? (Sample size=738, female)
Rank Score 1 Didn’t have anyone to give chocolates to 100 2 Only exchanged chocolates with other female friends 71.1 3 Bought and ate chocolates for myself 46.1 4 Couldn’t meet my boyfriend on Valentine’s Day itself 38.3 5 Mucked up my hand-made chocolated so couldn’t give them 37.5 6 Handed out far too much obligatory chocolates, spending more on it than true love chocolates 28.9 7 He scoffed all the chocolates without giving me one 21.1 8 Friend gave my true love chocolates 19.5 9 Got dumped 15.6 10 He went out on a date with another girl 14.8 11 Found out on Valentine’s Day that the object of my affections was already attached 14.1 12 Bought obligatory chocolates instead of true love chocolates by accident 13.3 13 Slept in on Valentine’s Day 9.4 14 Was going to pass chocolates but just kept walking and smiling 8.6 15 Bought true love chocolates instead of obligatory chocolates by accident 7.8 16= Chocolates got squashed in a crowded train 6.3 16= Mucked up hand-made chocolates, stuffed myself on the leftovers and broke out in spots 6.3 18 Decided to make chocolates on Valentine’s Day but all the shops were sold out of ingredients 5.5 19 Sent chocolates to my long-distance love but they all melted in the post 4.7 20 Mixed up obligatory chocolates and true love chocolates when handing them out 3.9