Did you have a date on Valentine's Day?
If you didn't, you really didn't have to look any further than your pet for some companionship.
AYI - AreYouInterested.com, a property of SNAP Interactive, Inc. and one of the fastest growing companies in North America released some surprising results the day after Valentine's Day.
It's about how singles prefer to spend their Valentine's Day and it's an indication of how much the times have changed.
The survey showed that today's singles are fine with spending Valentine's Day alone, with over a third of respondents saying they won't respect the holiday if they had a recent breakup.
Also, one in three respondents indicated they would rather spend the holiday hanging out with their pets if they had endured a recent breakup.
It appears that this Valentine's Day, dateless singles are comfortable with spending the night alone.
Other survey results:
About two-thirds of respondents would go to the movies, eat alone or snuggle with a good book. Almost one third of respondents, however, indicated that they would continue to look online on Valentine's Day, aligning with the AYI - AreYouInterested.com® 2012 survey, which showed that singles would be comfortable using a mobile dating app to find a date around the holiday.
"We were pleased to see that a significant number of singles plan to spend the night looking for love online, a trend that continues to remain strong each year," said SNAP Interactive CEO and co-founder Cliff Lerner . "We feel these numbers indicate an emphasis on finding the right match rather than the best person to take them out to dinner. At SNAP Interactive, we're dedicated to helping singles meet new people and find love on our platform, AYI - AreYouInterested.com®– whether it's Valentine's Day or a rainy Saturday."
25% of singles prefer to spend Valentine's Day eating dinner alone.
Over one-third of singles feel that canceling a date via text is worse than canceling a date with one person to see another, canceling through a friend or keeping a date because they've already bought a gift.
38% of singles would prefer to end a relationship before Valentine's Day instead of on or after the day.
A third of recently single respondents would prefer to celebrate the holiday hanging out with, and playing with their pets.
Only 20% say they would like to pig out on some chocolate.
This study was conducted online from February 1-6, 2013. With 512 male and female respondents who are fans of the AYI Facebook Fan Page, it should not be considered scientific, but a decent representation of how singles feel about the all important Valentine's Day holiday.
For more information check out http://www.snap-interactive.com.