Yes, its that time of year. Love is all around and men decide to throw as much money as they can at over-priced red roses and chocolates in the vain hope of making up for their all year lack of romance (does that sound overly cynical?). With the peak holiday seasons you get a lot of examples of themed infographics and content. An inside look at valentine’s day and what’s the ‘real’ meaning behind those beloved gifts.
Men in the US lavish an average of $108 in comparison to a paltry $66 from UK men – a lesson there girls for sure, make like Estelle and find an American Boy.
Valentine’s seems to be all about the girl as the emphasis is on the man to spend the money – but that surely has to be a reflection on traditional role models – men pay for dinner etc?
What is really interesting here is the reason WHY men spend money on Valentine’s day:
Sensitive, men enjoy the act of giving and it reflects on gift givers are believed to be better lovers
Appreciation, men who value their partner like to show their appreciation with meaningful gifts (yes ladies these unicorn men really DO exist).
Get lucky, yep, there is always going to be that man who thinks a girl will put out because he buys her nice things and it works a lot of the time too..
Reciprocity, spend money to get affection in return, give to get.
My favourite part of the infographic is the ‘what women don’t want’ section of predictably disasterous gift ideas that men really do think are a good idea (why don’t they get taught this in high school?).
Tacky jewellery, DVD of an action film, cheap perfume, all you can eat buffet voucher??, large cuddly toy and my al time favourite – petrol station flowers – oh when will you learn?
Socially interesting topic and a nice bit of brain candy.
Great design, clean, crisp and fresh.
An inside look at valentine’s day infographic gets a good score all round and a 6.5 out of 10.
You can see the Source here
and the original publisher was Fit Flop.