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STUDY: Canadians Want Sex Not Sweets For Valentine's Day

Feb 4, 2014 at 8:32 AM

What do Canadians want as a Valentine's Day Gift? Think sex over chocolate.

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If you're thinking of getting your Valentine something sweet to celebrate your love, you may want to head back to the gift shop.

According to a RetailMeNot.ca survey, most Canadians want nothing to do with chocolates or candy from their beloved on Valentine's Day. In fact, 61 per cent of people (73 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women) prefer to have sex over receiving a gift. (Ahem, click here for 65 top sex tips!)

Of those who plan to buy a gift for their sweetie this season, 24 per cent plan to spend less than $25. Traditional gifts like cards (28 per cent), chocolate or candy (27 per cent) and flowers (18 per cent) top the list of items to give. In the U.S., the study found the number one gift to give is an evening of wining and dining. (It should be noted, Americans are also willing to spend more moola on their lover -- 33 per cent intend to spend over $100 on a gift.)

One other completely fun finding of the shopping company's survey? Twenty per cent of Canadian women and 13 per cent of men want to be surprised on February 14.

Are you going to give your loved one a gift for Valentine's Day? Let us know on Twitter @iVillageCanada.