While Indian’s spend a lot on flowers on February 14, a recent survey conducted by Shaadi.com, The World’s Largest Matrimonial Service found some surprising results that reveal the best way to woo a lady this Valentine is by gifting her chocolates and diamonds. The survey that was conducted on Shaadi.com, saw a participation of 1,700 members. 50.37% respondents feel that the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for a woman is chocolates, while about 15% respondents chose to impress their Valentine with diamonds. 27.70% said they would prefer gifting their love flowers and 8% respondents said they would love to surprise their Valentine by taking them on a long drive.
This clearly proves that this Valentine, while some may do with chocolates and flowers, diamonds are the best way to impress your lady love. 35% respondents would like to make February 14 a memorable day and hence plan their engagement/wedding day coinciding with Valentine’s Day, while 40% respondents on the other hand wouldn’t want that to happen. The remaining 25% respondents said they might consider their wedding/engagement date on Valentine’s Day, but they weren’t sure about it. This year the survey respondents have voted the newly wed Mr. & Mrs. Ritesh Deshmukh as the Valentine couple of the Year 2012, followed by Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor with 55% respondents voting for them.
On this occasion, Gourav Rakshit, Business Head, Shaadi.com said, “The poll reflects the mindset of today’s youth and the importance the day has in a couple’s life. The survey reflects the effort people in love put in to make the Valentine’s Day memorable and also demonstrates a growth in the spending habits of Indians on special occasions. The Valentine’s Day poll is part of the research that Shaadi.com conducts in an attempt to gauge the preferences of its members.”