Love in numbers

Feb 14, 2014, 10:47 IST | Dhara Vora

Who said love cannot be measured? This Valentine's Day we look at the numbers involved in all things related to love

3 The ranking of Mumbaikars in the list of buyers of romantic books in the country. New Delhi stands first in this list compiled by

40.62 Is the percentage of women who say that they get put off by men who are over excited about Valentine’s Day in a survey conducted by

1,90,000 Cost in US $ of the most expensive teddy bear ever sold. This toy was created by fashion house Louis Vuitton and was sold to Jessie Kim at a charity auction sale at Monaco in 2000.

20,000 Ganpatrao Patil of Shrivardhan Biotech, growers of flowers exports 10,000 roses to Mumbai, which shoots to 20,000 around V-Day. Roses top the demand list among all flowers.

1 Roughly one million love cards are manufactured by Indian card companies of which only 15% go waste, according to Satyam Collection, greeting cards gift product manufacturer in India.

1964 The year in which this popular Pop art image was first created by artist Robert Indiana. This image was then made into a sculpture and first displayed at Indianapolis Museum of Art in USA.


15 Handmade paper greeting cards are believed to have been exchanged for the first time in Europe in the 15th century.

100 The rise in percentage in search for ‘How to propose?’ around Valentine’s Day on Google, according to their reports. While many plan to propose their loved ones around this time, their survey revealed that more women search for gifts for their better halves for Valentine’s Day as compared to men.

90 The percentage of women who don’t mind sharing intimate text messages, emails or photos online according to a survey by McAfee.

Tweet your love

Terribly Tiny Tales is a modern day storytelling platform for the attention challenged. Tweet-sized, art-directed and reaching out to over 4,00,000 readers every week on the social web, Terribly Tiny Tales encompasses many worlds into its tiny size.

For their Valentine’s Day special, they’ve destroyed the cliches around love. With over 800 entries talking about a love of every hue, it’s a delightful look at bite-sized expanses of the human heart.

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