Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has some new statistics today about the most romantic day of the year, Valentines Day. According to the stats, the day dedicated to real world romance causes a surge in romance on the social networking site, Valentines Day sees a 200 per cent spike in relationship announcements.
The slew of users announcing their relationships on Valentines Day were almost invariably helped by the day's reputation. February 14 is also a very popular day for users to announce they're getting married. 200 percent more engagements are announced on February 14th than on a regular day.
New Years Eve, Halloween and July 4th are still more popular days for meeting new people, particularly significant others. Just 70 users who added a relationship to their account on February 14 2012 recorded that they had met their significant other on the same day.
The statistical release said nothing about the amount of users who announced they were in a relationship on the Day after Valentines Day, though it appears to be substantially less than those who announce on the day itself. Avid social networkers seem to need the instant gratification of updating their statuses as soon as they're in a relationship.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) did not release any information, probably to keep the cynics hungry, about how long the relationships announced on February 14 tend to last. Facebook might provide a huge amount of statistical information about relationships to its users, but it has so far failed to do so. Tidbits like these are for the sites users, while the real meat of the firm's data is saved for advertisers.