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Love is in the air… or is it?

Posted at 5:50 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 07:41:13-05

49% of people will not be celebrating Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. However, with the decline in people enjoying the holiday, NRF expects adults to spend the most they’ve ever spent before.

With a little less than half of the adult population not partaking in the romantic holiday, KRIS 6 decided to find out if love is still in the air.

KRIS 6 spoke with a couple at the Greenwood Senior Center. Oscar and Gloria Rodriguez, who will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day this year. They gave their advice on how to keep love that will last a lifetime.

“When we get mad, we don’t stay mad,” Gloria said. “We just, ya know, we just take it one day at a time. And we become like, friends again.”

The 1st graders at Calk-Wilson Elementary also gave their opinions on what it means to be with someone and what is expected on Valentine’s Day.

“Well, I actually kissed a girl,” little Paul said.

“You don’t have fall in love with a person you don’t like, you have to fall in love with a person you do like,” Kate said, which seems like some solid advice.

With some help of a middle-aged couple, KRIS 6 found that many couples would rather spend quality time with each other than spend a lot of money.

A consumer survey reported this year, men will plan on spending about $340 for their spouse, while women will spend $60 on their partner.