The Dutch are not particularly fond of Valentine’s Day according to a web survey publishedtoday by research company Trendbox. The international day of love ranks twenty-seventh on a list of their favourite annual events.

In the survey seven out of ten Dutchmen say that Valentine’s Day is ‘unattractive’ to them. Phrases they use to describe the day are ‘juvenile’, ‘commercial’ and ‘of little substance’.

Dutch women are more prone to give Valentine’s Day a positive review. Forty percent say that they are excited about celebrating it, whilst only twenty-five percent of Dutch men share their enthusiasm.

Even though the majority of interviewees were not fond of Valentine’s Day, forty percent indicated that they don’t let the day pass unnoticed. Their reasons for observing the event differ, some care about celebrating love and affection, others indicate that they pay attention to Valentine’s Day to avoid conflict with loved ones.
(c) Radio Netherlands Worldwide

see more:



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s