Today is February 4, 2020. Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away, and if you haven’t made any plans, you better start moving.
According to a report by OpenTable
- Most Americans wait until ten days or less to make dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, so if you haven’t done so by today you may miss out.
- February 4th is actually the most popular day of the year to make Valentine’s Day reservations.
- Valentine’s is the most popular dining day of the year, with a 500% increase in reservations for February 14th, as compared to reservations made for the same day of the week that’s not the holiday.
- 70 reservations are booked every minute leading up to Valentine’s Day.
But it’s pretty apparent folks wait too long to make their plans. In fact…
- 74% of people have procrastinated making Valentine’s Day reservations.
- What’s more, 48% of married couples need reminders to book their Valentine’s Day restaurant, while the same can be said for 60% of singles.
- Romantics in California, New York and Florida tend to wait the longest to make their plans, with 17% waiting until day off to book last year.
- Despite all this procrastinating, 64% of people consider themselves “often” or “very romantic.”
Interestingly, making plans ahead of time can be tough for singles.
- 74% of singles say they aren’t willing to commit to a Valentine’s Day date ahead of time, even though they admit to wanting romance.
- Another 39% absolutely won’t accept a Valentine’s Day invitation more than three weeks ahead of time.
- 31% say they wait just in case they get a better date option.
- ONE MORE THING!The survey also notes that American cuisine is the most popular dining choice for Valentine’s Day, with 46% of reservations made for steakhouses and most reservations made for 7 pm.