According to a Groupon survey, Australians are failing to be seduced by Valentine’s Day with three-quarters declaring they put little or no effort into the day, and a quarter refusing to celebrate it at all.
However, love still seems to be in the air in Katherine.
The Sweetest Thing has had a “crazy couple of days” in the lead up to Febuary 14, store owner Lana Read said.
“We were sold out of all fresh flowers by 9 am”
“We sold 800 roses plus the usual fresh flowers we have in store.”
“The phone was ringing till six last night and has not stopped since seven thirty this morning,”
Up the road at the Terrace Emporium, people have been dropping by to pick up a bunch of artificial flowers or a teddy bear.
“One person wanted a real rose but we didn’t have any so he went to Mitre 10 and bought a rose plant,” Rachel Morrison from Terrace Emporium said.
Top News said local blokes were a bit more clued in this year, with men coming in from stations last week to purchase their tokens of love.
Adam Redpath dropped past Woolworths this morning to pick up a bunch of tulips for his partner Suzie White.
“We have been together for 11 or 12 years,” Mr Redpath said.
“I love everything about her, she looks after herself.”