valentines day infographic 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

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For Valentine's Day we thought we'd whip up something fluffy: a little infographic of local bits related to holiday, love, and attraction.

Among the bits: the number of single people, the price of roses, Ferris Wheels, engagement rings, and... Craigslist.

It's after the jump.

It's in large format above -- scroll all the way up.

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actually the engagement ring might not go back to the giver if it was given as a gift for a holiday rather than a "contract in contemplation of marriage". so for the hip pocket: don't propose on birthdays, Christmas/Hanukkah, or I'd even put Valentine's day...in short any day where gifts are traditionally exchanged if there is a chance this won't go through.

I always thought it was based on who broke the oral contract -- if the guy gives the ring, then breaks it off, he loses the ring (she held up her end of the deal by being willing to marry), but if she breaks it off, she has to give it back.

an engagement ring is a conditional gift of sorts also known as a contract in contemplation of marriage. if the marriage does not occur, regardless of who cancelled the wedding, the condition of the gift being kept or the contract not completed has not been met and the ring must be returned.

now when someone proposes on dates on which gifts are otherwise traditionally/customarily given that line starts to get blurred.

Last I checked, the Albany phone book no longer contained white pages (at least the trans-western, verizon and yellow book versions do not...I'm sure there are other variations). Aside from the annoying litter phone book season bestows upon us (I hate seeing them in a snowbank, trapped in their plastic bags all bloated up from exposure), the only obvious purpose of phone books anymore is purely as an alphabetical advertisement.

Do you have an archival copy of the white pages for reference purposes?

but the part about if the giver is still married when he/she proposed it is just deemed a gift and the recipient gets to keep it becuase because the giver could not enter into the "contract in contemplation of marriage" due to their marital status...in otherwords let the ink dry on the divorce papers before you propose to spouse #2,3,4, etc

@-R.: Yep. I have a 2008 Talking Phone Book. It's currently being used to prop things up in my office -- which, as I understand it, is the most common use for a phone book.

@Colleen: Thanks for filling out the background on the ring issue!

Hmmm.....what I'm noting in this piece is not who gets the ring, but how many men 65 and older are dead.

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