Survey Says... Men, Women on Valentine's Day

In honor of Cupid's annual visit Feb. 14, Men's Health and Women's Health magazines conducted a joint survey to figure out how men and women feel about topics ranging from the perfect Valentine's Day gift in this downtrodden economy to whether it's cliche to propose on Valentine's Day and more.

The questions, answered by more than 1,000 men and 1,000 women on the magazines' respective Web sites, offer insight into the surprising similarities between men and women when it comes to Valentine's Day and modern relationships.

Women

1. Do you expect to have sex because it's Valentine's Day?

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Yes: 43.1%

No: 56.9%

2. Who is supposed to plan Valentine's Day?

The guy: 30.3%

The girl: 1.6%

A couple should plan it together: 68.1%

3. Who is supposed to pay for Valentine's Day?

The guy: 40.3%

The girl: 0.4%

The couple should split the costs: 24.8%

Whoever planned the night: 34.4%

4. Not having a date on Valentine's Day:

It's horrible: 20.7%

It doesn't matter at all: 79.3%

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5. Going on a blind date on Valentine's Day:

Sure, why not: 38.4%

No way: 61.6%

6. Having a first date on Valentine's Day:

Cheesy: 61.7%

Romantic: 38.3%

7. Getting engaged on Valentine's Day:

Cheesy: 60.8%

Romantic: 39.2%

8. Have you ever forgotten Valentine's Day?

Yes: 24.5%

No: 75.5%

9. Saying "I love you" for the first time on Valentine's Day:

Cheesy: 63.4%

Romantic: 36.6%

10. Your relationship is almost over. You break up:

Before Valentine's Day: 75.3%

After Valentine's Day: 24.7%

11. How important is it to get a gift on Valentine's Day?

If he/she forgets -- it's over: 15.0%

It's not important at all: 85.0%

12. How much money are you spending on a Valentine's Day gift?

$25 or less: 48.9%

$26-$50: 26.2%

$51-$74: 9.9%

$75 and up: 8.0%

I'm not -- he/she is supposed to spend money on me: 7.0%

13. How much should your partner spend on a Valentine's Day gift?

$25 or less: 31.0%

$26-$50: 21.8%

$51-$74: 7.9%

$75 and up: 8.0%

He/she doesn't need to get me a gift: 31.3%

14. Which best describes how you feel about V-Day?

Ick! It's a Hallmark holiday: 45.3%

Love it! It's another excuse to show I care: 54.7%

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Men

1. Do you expect to have sex because it's Valentine's Day?

Yes: 50.1%

No: 49.9%

2. Who is supposed to plan Valentine's Day?

The guy: 56.9%

The girl: 4.5%

A couple should plan it together: 38.6%

3. Who is supposed to pay for Valentine's Day?

The guy: 71.7%

The girl: 0.9%

The couple should split the costs: 11.1%

Whoever planned the night: 16.3%

4. Not having a date on Valentine's Day:

It's horrible: 21.9%

It doesn't matter at all: 78.1%

For more health tips, check out the latest issue of Men's Health, on shelves now!

5. Going on a blind date on Valentine's Day:

Sure, why not: 46.2%

No way: 53.8%

6. Having a first date on Valentine's Day:

Cheesy: 62.6%

Romantic: 37.4%

7. Getting engaged on Valentine's Day:

Cheesy: 63.7%

Romantic: 36.3%

8. Have you ever forgotten Valentine's Day?

Yes: 29.0%

No: 71.0%

9. Saying "I love you" for the first time on Valentine's Day:

Cheesy: 64.1%

Romantic: 35.9%

10. Your relationship is almost over. You break up:

Before Valentine's Day: 70.7%

After Valentine's Day: 29.3%

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