As we head into February, the next big holiday on people’s minds is Valentine’s Day.
An online lighting specialist has conducted a survey to find out how they plan to celebrate the occasion on February 14.
Festive Lights surveyed 500 people in the UK aged over 18, asking them: ‘Would you rather stay in or go out this Valentine’s Day?’
63% of people who celebrate Valentine’s Day said they would rather stay in. Reasons cited by respondents include: prices are hiked up for the holiday and are too expensive, Valentine’s has become too commercial, it’s too busy around Valentine’s Day; not feeling the need to celebrate a relationship on an arbitrary day.
Speaking about the results, Stephen Alty, general manager at Festive Lights, said: “We weren’t surprised to find that people prefer to stay at home rather than go out and spend money at Valentine’s Day.
“We’ve noticed a trend in recent years towards people creating a cosy environment in their own homes, using good food and romantic lighting, and spending their evening focusing on each other.”