Is Valentine's Day really about love? These days, February 14th seems to be all about money
, and few places come close to the United States when it comes to Valentine's Day spending. This year, the average American will spend $142.31, significantly higher than $102.50 in 2009. In 2015, Valentine's Day sales are expected to reach a whopping $19 billion.
Men are going to spend almost twice as much as women this weekend. People will splash out $4.8 billion on jewelry, $4.6 billion on date nights and $2.1 billion on candy
. Valentine's Day isn't just for couples. 21.2 percent of Americans will spend a grand total of $703 million on their pets!