Results of a national Omnibus poll, for greetings retailer Clintons, has revealed where romances are most likely to blossom, in the UK, this year. The poll shows that Londoners are the most likely to find love in the workplace.
London is the UK’s epicentre for workplace romances. According to polling numbers, Londoners are the most likely group in the UK to give a Valentine’s Day card to a colleague, almost twice as likely as people in Yorkshire, and nearly four times as likely as those in Northern Ireland. 18-24 year olds are most likely to get in on the office dating scene, with twice as many admitting to giving colleagues Valentine’s notes than those between the ages of 55 and 64.
Nicola Miller, Head of Cards at Clintons said, “we appear to be a nation of romantics and for many of us, February 14th is an important day on the calendar. Valentine’s Day can be the perfect opportunity to make your feelings known or to deliver a personal and thoughtful message to the one you love.”
The poll also finds that North Easterners are the most likely to give a Valentine’s card to somebody they don’t know. Respondents from Northern Ireland are least likely to make the spontaneous step. And nationally, those aged 35-44 years are most likely to approach a stranger.
When it comes showing love to your existing partner, Londoners are behind the pack, with less than half (47%) saying they would give a card to their loved one on February 14th.
It is believed that Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.