Flowers on Valentine's Day don't make love bloom, survey finds

Other News Materials 11 February 2008 07:25 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Despite what men believe, most women would rather not have flowers from their boyfriends or husbands on Valentine's Day, according to a survey published Monday.

While 69 per cent of men said they believed that their loved ones would like flowers on February 14, only one in four women said they actually like receiving them.

Ninety-two per cent of women said they would prefer other gifts such as chocolates or even a marriage proposal rather than a bouquet, which many women described as impractical and overpriced.

Around 400 men and women were interviewed for the survey by Hong Kong environmental group Green Sense, which urged people to cut environmental damage on Valentine's Day by buying potted plants.