Valentine Day consumers to spend average NT$4,216 each

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/13
By: Chiu Po-sheng and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) The last of this year’s Lunar New Year holiday on

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

Sunday happens to be Valentine’s Day, and Taiwanese in relationships plan to spend an average of NT$4,216 (US$127.6) each to celebrate their romance, according to the findings of a survey released Saturday.

Nearly 70 percent of people in relationships said they will celebrate the occasion mainly by enjoying a big dinner together, going to the movies or exchanging gifts, according to yes123 Jobs, an online job-search company.

While 68.3 percent of them — higher than 65.2 percent recorded in a similar survey last year — plan to mark the occasion, 14.8 percent said they will not do anything special, and another 16.9 percent said they would love to celebrate but cannot because they are geographically separated from their partners or one or both of them have to work.

For those lucky enough to be able to celebrate, 63.9 percent said they will sit down for a big meal together, 35.1 percent said they will go to the cinema, 34 percent said they will exchange gifts, flowers, books or Valentine’s cards.     [FULL  STORY]

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