Mini Poll Results

A Valentine for an Other?

Does Valentine's Day more often make you happy or sad?
  • 84%
    Happy
  • 16%
    Sad
How much will you and your partner celebrate Valentine's Day?
  • 14%
    A lot -- we'll go out to dinner together and exchange gifts
  • 23%
    Some -- we'll go out to dinner or exchange gifts
  • 29%
    A bit -- we'll exchange cards or token gifts
  • 14%
    Not at all -- it's a "holiday" invented by florists and card companies
  • 20%
    No partner this year
Who contributed to your best memory of Valentine's Day?
  • 1%
    My classmate
  • 7%
    My first love
  • 2%
    A secret admirer
  • 1%
    A pet
  • 3%
    My kids
  • 11%
    My parents or grandparents
  • 46%
    My honey
  • 0%
    My teacher
  • 9%
    Someone else
  • 21%
    I hope it hasn't happened yet
Will you use the US Postal Service this year to send a Valentine's Day card to someone?
  • 29%
    Yes
  • 71%
    No
Will you use the Internet to send an e-Valentine's Day card to someone this year?
  • 16%
    Yes
  • 84%
    No
What is your "balance of trade" for Valentine's Day cards and presents?
  • 28%
    I send more than I receive
  • 8%
    I receive more than I send
  • 37%
    I send and receive about the same number
  • 27%
    None sent; none received
Which of these statements come closest to your feelings about Valentine's Day?
  • 45%
    I love to give cards and gifts to my friends
  • 5%
    I am forced to give cards and gifts to my friends
  • 18%
    I love to get cards and gifts from my friends
  • 14%
    I would never celebrate Valentine's Day
  • 18%
    I almost forgot about Valentine's Day, thanks for reminding me
Which of the following is the kind of Valentine's Day gift you'll most likely receive?
  • 16%
    Chocolate/candy
  • 2%
    A power tool
  • 3%
    Clothes
  • 16%
    Flowers
  • 1%
    Jewelry
  • 1%
    A CD, DVD, or mix
  • 9%
    A romantic date or mini-vacation for both of us
  • 1%
    A household appliance
  • 31%
    Card or note
  • 20%
    No gift for me
Which of the following is the kind of Valentine's Day gift you'll most likely give?
  • 17%
    Chocolate/candy
  • 1%
    A power tool
  • 2%
    Clothes
  • 13%
    Flowers
  • 3%
    Jewelry
  • 2%
    A CD, DVD, or mix
  • 13%
    A romantic date or mini-vacation for both of us
  • 1%
    A household appliance
  • 32%
    Card or note
  • 16%
    No gift for me
To which of these cities would you be most likely to bring your honey for a romantic time?
  • 29%
    Paris
  • 10%
    Honolulu
  • 6%
    New York
  • 13%
    Venice
  • 6%
    Playa del Carmen
  • 1%
    Loveland, Colorado
  • 2%
    Athens
  • 2%
    Quebec City
  • 2%
    Davenport, Iowa
  • 30%
    My partner and I would rather stay in St. Louis
Which of the following hotels is closest to your idea of a romantic place?
  • 2%
    The Hilton at the Ballpark
  • 16%
    The Four Seasons
  • 22%
    The Chase Park Plaza
  • 12%
    The Moonrise
  • 1%
    The Ignacio
  • 2%
    The Renaissance Grand
  • 11%
    The Cheshire Inn
  • 2%
    The Westin St Louis
  • 1%
    The Omni Majestic
  • 30%
    Somewhere else
Which of these restaurants is closest to your own idea of a romantic place?
  • 7%
    360
  • 5%
    The Tap Room
  • 6%
    Blood and Sand
  • 40%
    Tony's
  • 19%
    The Boathouse
  • 10%
    Sasha’s on Shaw
  • 1%
    Sameem
  • 6%
    White Castle
  • 3%
    Chris' Pancake
  • 3%
    The Vine
Where could you find the best chocolate in the City?
  • 31%
    Karl Bissinger's French Confections
  • 16%
    Merb's
  • 3%
    Ted Drewes' Frozen Custard
  • 16%
    Crown Candy Kitchen
  • 3%
    Bailey's Chocolate Bar
  • 19%
    Kakao Chocolate
  • 11%
    Somewhere else
Where is the most romantic place in the City?
  • 4%
    Under the Arch
  • 18%
    On top of Art Hill
  • 2%
    Around the Loop
  • 1%
    Half way across the Eads Bridge
  • 3%
    Along Euclid
  • 39%
    Inside the Botanical Garden
  • 2%
    Puffin Cove at the Zoo
  • 3%
    Hidden in the caves of City Museum
  • 27%
    Somewhere else