Valentine's Day is incredibly popular in America. Over 62 percent of the nation admits to celebrating the holiday. As a whole, according to the National Retail Federation, Americans spend $18.9 billion on Valentine's Day. This includes buying 58 million pounds of chocolate, dropping $1.7 billion on candy, and forking over $3.6 billion on a special night out, including dinner out at restaurant.
This year, restaurant reservation site OpenTable had a very busy night. The company published an infographic with some crazy numbers about the reservations made on Valentine's Day this year. Check them out below:
2 Million: Number of diners seated. The highest in company history.
400: Highest number of searches per second on the website at one time.
81: Percent of reservations for tables for two.
3: Times as many reservations notes that mentioned a wife or a girlfriend verse the number of notes that mentioned a husband or boyfriend.
375: Reservation notes "referencing marriage proposals."
1: Reservation notes requesting a Barry White soundtrack to said proposal.
45: Percent of reservations booked in the week leading up to Valentine's Day
10: Percent of reservations booked on Valentine's Day. Procrastinators, you are not alone.