Being Valentine’s Day and all, it gives us an extra special reason to be more romantically inclined than usual. I for one *heart* valentine’s day, but do our male counterparts share our sentiment?
Considering that it’s actually – MANentinesday , the boys really have nothing to complain about as the roles have technically been reversed. Well if you buy into the whole leap year thing that is.
However, it appears that the guys seem to be less in the mood than girls on 14 February, especially in the social media space.
Looking at Twitter as an example, it seems that guys are more disgruntled by Valentine’s Day and their tweets seem to be a lot more on the glass-half-empty side of the spectrum than girls. Well – according to the stats from NM Incite.
After inspecting a whopping 70,000 recent tweets they discovered that one-tenth of men’s tweets about Valentine’s Day are positive compared to one-fifth of women’s.
As we like to do, check out this chart which gives a breakdown of tones set by Mars versus Venus on twitter:
“Among both genders, the most commonly discussed Valentine’s Day topic is not having a date, with 36 percent for women and 25 percent for men,” NM Incite revealed. “Interestingly, women are more likely to discuss buying a gift for their significant other, while men are more likely to share their dislike for the holiday.”
But today is really all about Love. So let’s not let a few ranting guys spoil our fun shall we girls. You deserve that overpriced bunch of flowers with the box of chocolates you’ll regret next week when you hit the gym. That’s what today is all about – showing the one we love how much they mean to us.
But it’s not supposed to be materialistic. The simplest thought, message or card can mean the world.
Check out these super cute Valentine ’s Day cards, for the geek inside you!
So instead of buying a huge expensive bunch of flowers today and buying into the commercialism that the day has become, why not pick your love a flower and make a card. That’s just gives me people bumps all over.