Love by the numbers

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Think Valentines is a meaningless holiday? Whether you’ve found your one and only or are still searching all the fish in the sea (393 U.S. dating services deep!) this peek at love by the numbers proves February 14 is a day Americans take to heart.

224 million: The number of roses produced on February 14, 2012.

145 million: The average number of greeting cards (not counting classroom Valentines) sold every year for Valentines Day.

2.66 billion: The amount, in dollars,  Americans spent in jewelry stores last February.

2.1 million: The number of U.S. weddings that will happen this year (10 percent of these couples got engaged on Valentines Day!).

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