Mini Poll: This Poll


Does Valentine's Day more often make you happy or sad?


Happy:
 75%
Sad:
 25%

 


How much will you and your partner celebrate Valentine's Day?


A lot -- we'll go out to dinner together and exchange gifts:
 10%
Some -- we'll go out to dinner or exchange gifts:
 21%
A bit -- we'll exchange cards or token gifts:
 31%
Not at all -- it's a "holiday" invented by florists and card companies:
 12%
No partner this year:
 25%

 


Will you use the US Postal Service this year to send a Valentine's Day card to someone?


Yes:
 38%
No:
 62%

 


Will you use the Internet to send an e-Valentine's Day card to someone this year?


Yes:
 24%
No:
 76%

 


What is your "balance of trade" for Valentine's Day cards and presents?


I send more than I receive:
 30%
I receive more than I send:
 9%
I send and receive about the same number:
 33%
None sent; none received:
 28%

 


Which of these statements come closest to your feelings about Valentine's Day?


I love to give cards and gifts to my friends:
 42%
I am forced to give cards and gifts to my friends:
 9%
I love to get cards and gifts from my friends:
 13%
I almost forgot about Valentine's Day, thanks for reminding me:
 36%

 


Which of the following is the kind of Valentine's Day gift you'll most likely receive?


Chocolate/candy:
 15%
A power tool:
 1%
Clothes:
 3%
Flowers:
 15%
Jewelry:
 2%
A CD, DVD, or mix:
 3%
A romantic date or mini-vacation for both of us:
 12%
A household appliance:
 1%
No gift for me:
 48%

 


Which of the following is the kind of Valentine's Day gift you'll most likely give?


Chocolate/candy:
 22%
A power tool:
 1%
Clothes:
 3%
Flowers:
 18%
Jewelry:
 4%
A CD, DVD, or mix:
 3%
A romantic date or mini-vacation for both of us:
 16%
A household appliance:
 2%
No gift for me:
 32%

 


Which of these would you consider to be the most inappropriate Valentine's Day gift to give or receive?


A diet book:
 19%
Cooking/cleaning tools:
 9%
A bill:
 5%
A break-up note:
 40%
A picture of the ex-:
 10%
A legal notice:
 9%
Cash, small bills:
 7%

 


To which of these cities would you be most likely to bring your honey for a romantic time?


Paris:
 29%
Honolulu:
 10%
New York:
 7%
Venice:
 14%
Playa del Carmen:
 8%
Loveland, Colorado:
 3%
Athens:
 3%
Quebec City:
 4%
Davenport, Iowa:
 2%
My partner and I would rather stay in St. Louis:
 21%

 


Which of the following hotels is closest to your idea of a romantic place?


The Hilton at the Ballpark:
 6%
The Four Seasons:
 23%
The Chase Park Plaza:
 30%
The Moonrise:
 16%
The Renaissance Grand:
 4%
The Cheshire Inn:
 14%
The Westin St Louis:
 4%
The Omni Majestic:
 3%

 


Which of these restaurants is closest to your own idea of a romantic place?


360:
 18%
Bailey's Range:
 3%
The Tap Room:
 6%
Blood and Sand:
 3%
Tony's:
 42%
White Castle:
 6%
Chris' Pancake:
 3%
Local Harvest Café:
 12%
The Vine:
 8%

 


Where could you find the best chocolate in the City?


Karl Bissinger's French Confections in the CWE:
 35%
Merb's in south St. Louis:
 13%
Ted Drewes' Frozen Custard in two places in south St. Louis:
 5%
Crown Candy Kitchen in Old North St. Louis:
 15%
Bailey's Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square:
 10%
Kakao Chocolate on S. Jefferson:
 12%
Somewhere else:
 10%

 


Where is the most romantic place in the City?


Under the Arch?:
 6%
On top of Art Hill:
 17%
Around the Loop:
 1%
Half way across the Eads Bridge:
 3%
Along Euclid:
 4%
Inside the Botanical Garden:
 31%
The Jewel Box in Forest Park:
 11%
Puffin Cove at the Zoo:
 3%
Somewhere else:
 25%

 


Who contributed to your best memory of Valentine's Day?


My classmate:
 6%
My first love:
 11%
A secret admirer:
 3%
My kids:
 7%
My parents or grandparents:
 7%
My honey:
 41%
It hasn't happened yet:
 25%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.