Single Americans Are Missing Out on So Much More than Valentine’s Day Chocolates
This Valentine’s Day, people all over the United States are generating billions of dollars for the economy by purchasing stuffed teddy bears, dark chocolates, and expensive jewelry, all in the name of love.
While the day is filled with romance for some, as many as 45% of U.S. adults aren’t planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day. These individuals, who are likely mostly single, need some extra love and attention — at least economically speaking — as single individuals face more economic insecurity than married or cohabiting individuals.
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