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OpenTable's Valentine's Day Reservations by the Numbers

It was the highest one day volume in the company's history.

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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.

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