What makes the perfect Valentine's Day date? Is it a nice dinner? Getting to spend some quiet time alone? A thoughtful gift?

A new survey found that 80% of people will be celebrating Valentine's Day in some way. The answers were then used to figure out what makes the perfect date.

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Tradition reigns supreme, with the perfect date kicking off with a thoughtful gesture like flowers or a gift, followed by the timeless act of picking up your partner—no rendezvous required.

Then comes the classic combo of dinner and a movie, culminating in what can only be described as 'some form of togetherness'—with 48% craving alone time and 43% dreaming of that perfect goodnight kiss. Hubba hubba, indeed!

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For those opting to stay in, the top plans include cozying up to watch a show or movie (61%), preparing a delicious homemade dinner (59%), and, for 51%, the promise of intimacy.

But here's the real surprise: whether you're wining and dining out or cuddling up at home, the average couple will still shell out a considerable $114 for their Valentine's Day festivities. Even those choosing a cozy night in can expect to spend around $86.

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So, North Dakota lovebirds, whether you're hitting the town or staying in, here's to celebrating love in all its glory this Valentine's Day.

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