More than 75% of single women have admitted to inventing a faux Valentine, a new survey by Date.com has revealed. Of those women, 80% sent flowers to themselves on Valentine’s Day, while 13% bought boxes of chocolates and signed them from a made up beau or secret admirer.
And the reason behind such a hoax? According to 65% of single women, it was simply to feel special.
“If you’re single on Valentine’s Day, it can be absolutely brutal, especially if you’re surrounded by happy couples giving and receiving gifts and celebrating their love,” said Shira Kallus, Relationship Advisor for Date.com. “Many single women will spend Valentine’s Day at a spa, will treat themselves to a massage, or get a mani/pedi to make themselves feel good. In similar fashion, sending flowers to oneself, or receiving gifts from an imaginary boyfriend, is an easy and inexpensive way to feel good about themselves, especially on a day that makes many singles feel depressed about not being in a loving relationship.”