Survey says Philly not a winner on Valentines Day

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Philadelphia has a dubious distinction for Valentine’s Day, while New Jersey is boasting about its cupid powers.

Jill Gonzales from the website says their new survey shows Philadelphia ranks sixth from the bottom when it comes to Valentine’s Day.

“We looked at four main categories, first of all how much is it going to cost you to go out,” Gonzales said. “Then the gift accessibility, how many flower shops, jewelry stores per capita, then the weather — no one wants a rainy Valentines day. Finally [we looked at] the date options what options there are to do on Valentine’s Day or around it.”

Mary Beaumont, executive director of the New Jersey Policy Research Foundation says the Garden State has plenty of options for those with romance in their hearts.

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“Our vineyards and wineries rank seventh in the nation for annual wine production, we rank seventh in the number of candy stores in the United States, we rank eight in the number of florists doing business in New Jersey,” she said.

But with the very cold forecast for Sunday, many people may choose to stay home.

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