Millennials splurging on Valentine’s Day …New research from Bankrate has found that Millennials between the ages of 24 and 39 are most likely to go all out on Valentine’s Day, compared to other generations. Seems Millennials are expected to spend $208, on average, for Valentine’s Day. Gen X will spend around $160 and Boomers will only shell out about $100.
“Millennials are likely to be in newer relationships and may feel the need to impress their partner,” said Bankrate analyst Sarah Foster. “Social media also has a prominent presence in this age group's life, meaning they could feel pressure to keep up with the latest fads or impress their following.” (Fox Business)
Breaking up on Valentine’s Day …Now this is cold, but a survey from YouGov found that 7% of respondents have ended a relationship on Valentine’s Day. That number jumps to 12% among 18- to 34-year-olds. And then there are the before and afters … 7% said they had ended a relationship just before Valentine’s Day, and 5% said they broke things off immediately after the day of love. (The Ladders)
Love, breadsticks and sliders …Because nothing says I love you like breadsticks, Olive Garden is offering lovebirds a special bouquet of buttery breadsticks. The chain will offer the breadstick bouquets and chocolate-mint boxes as part of their Valentine’s Day ToGo dinner for two promotion, which starts today and runs until supplies run out. The $34.99 three-course dinner includes soup, ziti, and a dessert. (Business Insider)
If you prefer burgers to pasta, you may want to bring your sweetie to White Castle, which offers a special Valentine’s Day menu. The Castle crew will make your date even sweeter with table-side service, flower arrangements and other holiday-themed decorations. The special runs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Reservations are highly suggested, and no -- we’re not kidding. (Delish)
Crocs and KFC …Think Crocs couldn’t get any worse? Think again. KFC Crocs just debuted at New York Fashion Week. The Crocs feature fried chicken images and the tell -tale KFC brand red and white stripe. Oh, and each shoe has a fried chicken scented drumstick shoe charm attached to it. The $60 limited edition clog will be available for sale on Crocs.com this spring. (Business Insider)
WANTED: Girlfriend for Valentine’s Day …Jeff Gebhart of Prairie Village, Kansas, is looking for love … and he’s willing to pay anyone who can help him find it. The 47-year-old hasn’t had any luck in love, either online or in person, so he’s decided to offer a $25,000 reward to anyone who can help him find the perfect girlfriend. On Sunday, Gebhart launched a website,DateJEffG.com that explains the details of the contest and includes a survey that will narrow down the dating pool. If your candidate is picked, you not only get the cash, but Jeff will donate an additional $25K to a local no-kill animal shelter. Yep, Jeff is a dog person and you must love animals to be his perfect match. (CBS Local)