Dutch boys love Valentine's Day
10 February 2005, AMSTERDAM — More boys than girls in the Netherlands expect to receive a card in the post from a special someone on Valentine's Day.
10 February 2005
AMSTERDAM — More boys than girls in the Netherlands expect to receive a card in the post from a special someone on Valentine's Day.
One in three Dutch boys, aged nine to 15, hope and expect to receive a romantic message through the post on Monday 14 February.
But only one in eight Dutch girls of the same age is waiting for their Romeo to send them a card, according to a survey carried out by teen website Kamboem.nl. Almost 2,500 youngsters took part in the study.
Kamboem's Niki Smit said the high expectations recorded among boys have to do with the large ego often associated with males of that age.
Boys seem to believe a card is the way to a girl's heart. Eight out of 10 boys who took part in the survey said sending a Valentine's card is a first-class "seduction move".
Interestingly, only a third of the boys said they were sending one this year and half of those plan to send the card anonymously.
Over half the boys said they would much rather receive a card in the post rather than by email.
[Copyright Novum Nieuws 2005]
Subject: Dutch news, Valentine's Day