The most romantic day of the year is nearly upon us. 14th February – a day to serenade the loved one in your life with love, laughter, hugs and gifts. Over the last few years, Valentine’s Day (much like Halloween) has seen a huge resurgence as a major event in the yearly calendar. So much so, that Americans are projected to spend an astonishing $30 billion on Valentine’s Day this year, according to statistics from finance and shopping deals comparison outlet ‘Finder.com’.
Interested in Valentine’s Day 2019, online marketplace OnBuy.com surveyed 2,784 Americans who are married or in a relationship from a range of office jobs to determine which profession is going to be the most romantic on Valentines.
OnBuy.com found that those working in ‘marketing and sales’ (78%) will mark Valentine’s Day by doing something special for their partner – thus, being crowned the most romantic office profession. Thereafter, 71% of Americans employed in ‘customer support’ are preparing to enjoy 14th February with the ‘chosen one’ in their life.
Moreover, 65% of those in ‘media/communications/public relations (PR)’ roles are going to be indulging their other half with romantic gestures on Valentine’s Day. Just below, 60% of workers in ‘human resources’ are planning on bringing affectionate joy and surprises to their husband/boyfriend/wife/girlfriend on Thursday 14th February.
Contrastingly, Americans operating in the field of ‘Information and Technology (IT)’ are the least likely to revel in the occasion, with only 37% looking to make a big deal of the day. Slightly above, 42% of professionals in ‘finance and accounting’ are set to step-away from crunching numbers and focus on spoiling their partner with joyous treats on Valentine’s Day.
Furthermore, from the individuals who said they will be making a fuss over the day, OnBuy sought to establish how they would do just that. Interestingly, 26% of American workers have already booked Thursday 14th February off from their annual holiday allowance. For those still coming into the office on Valentine’s Day, 52% want to send a combination of a card and flowers or chocolates/candy to their other half’s place of work.
To better understand how Valentine’s Day is currently perceived in the workplace, OnBuy asked all the respondents a set of questions to explore this further. From this, it was discovered that 38% stated the company they work for will be arranging Valentine’s Day related activities such as decorating the office environment and/or having a love-themed fancy-dress party. Whether they themselves celebrate it or not, 44% of office workers are kindly aiming to give some or all their co-worker’s Valentine’s Day cards.