Valentine’s Day Badly Affected by Business, Germans Believe

Valentine’s Day Badly Affected by Business, Germans Believe

Tuesday, 13 February, 2018 - 06:30
A woman sorts freshly picked roses intended for sale for Valentine's Day. (Reuters)
Berlin, London – Asharq Al-Awsat
Most Germans saw that Valentine's Day is being exploited for commercial gain and 74 percent of the people believe that business interests have dominated the occasion, which falls on February 14 each year, found a YouGov Institute poll.

In contrast, only 7 percent of the participants disagreed, while 64 percent of respondents said they see no reason to give a present on this day. Some 52 percent said they see no reason to do something special to celebrate Valentine’s Day, according to the German news agency (dpa).

Among the participants, 35 percent said roses were an appropriate gift, followed by an invitation to a romantic dinner with 27 percent.

The poll was conducted between February 6 and 9 in Germany and included 1,054 people.

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