Meanwhile, 17% said they’re staying in because it means they don’t need a date.
A new survey reveals two thirds of people would rather spend February 14th staying at home in their pyjamas than get dressed up for a meal in a restaurant.
The research from Just Eat found 66% of respondents said they’d prefer a night in on the international day of love so they can dine in their pyjamas, while 17% said they’re staying in because it means they don’t need a date.
While Italian food is generally associated with romance, data from the survey reveals that it is not the most popular food ordered on Valentine’s Day. Orders for Asian food have increased by 30% year on year, with orders for gluten-free meals on February 14th increasing 104% in recent years.
However, Italian food still came out on top Italian came out on top when it came to first date food, with respondents saying they’d want to get to know their date over some pizza or pasta. Sushi didn’t have as much sex-appeal however, with only 10% saying they opt for Japanese food on their first date.
For dessert, 61% said they’d choose to share a tub of ice-cream with their other half at home.
Marketing Director for Just Eat Ireland Edel Kinane said: "Valentine’s Day is an occasion when couples can feel under pressure to express their love by going out but it seems that couples and singletons alike would rather stay in and indulge in their favourite take-out food before sharing a tub of ice-cream on the most romantic night of the year."