West Michigan’s Not the Best For Valentine’s Day
It's all about the company, right?
Well, it doesn't matter if you have a fancy dinner or some kind of sparkly diamonds. All that matters is that you are in love.
Keep telling yourself that.
A recent study by WalletHhub shows that Grand Rapids isn't even in the top 100 in "Best or Worst cities for Valentines' Day"
So, we don't even make the list.
There are reasons. One of the biggies, I think, is the weather. Or maybe the people in our neck of the world just aren't as amorous as elsewhere.
According to WalletHub:
In 2015, the average lovebird will dish out $142.31 on gifts and merchandise, up from $133.91 in the previous year. Most celebrants will splurge on traditional Valentine’s Day consumables such as candy, flowers and a romantic evening on the town. Other popular V-Day staples include jewelry, apparel and gift cards.
"To give established and prospective couples a sense of how good a Day of Hearts deal they’re getting compared with the rest of the country, WalletHub examined 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across 15 key metrics."
The top five cities for Valentines' Day, according to WalletHub:
- San Francisco
- San Diego
- San Jose
I think the weather plays a huge part on this list.
Hmm, other than Seattle, most of these places have warm or at least temperate weather conditions.
Hey, we have terrible weather, but what's more fun that snuggling inside with your sweetie?