Does your ideal Valentine's Day include red roses? Fancy jewelry? A babysitter and a night out? A heart-pounding night of adventure with Jason Bourne?
You know who you are, Matt Damon fans. TODAY Moms and Parenting.com surveyed more than 800 moms and asked which celeb dad would be your Valentine's dream date: actor and father of four Matt Damon tops the list, followed by Johnny Depp and David Beckham. Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom and Will Smith rounded out the bottom -- sorry, fellas.
(For those 50 percent who picked "none of the above" in our survey, tell us in the comments, who's your dream date? And don't say your husband -- that's very sweet, and we're happy for you, but indulge in a little celebrity fantasy!)
Just in case Matt's reading this, TODAY Moms also told us their ideal V-Day gift. Most popular? A babysitter and a date night out with your man was top choice for a third of moms. One in five want something tangible and traditional: Flowers, chocolate, jewelry. Others go for something homemade (13 percent) or simply a night "off" from the kids and household responsibilities (14 percent). But we do want romance: Only 2 percent said they'd like a practical gift, like a blender or a snow-blower.
Romance can be hard to find, though. A third of respondents acknowledge that V-Day is less of a big deal when you're a parent, because really, who has the time? Another third say it becomes a holiday more for the kids than for mom and dad. Just one in 10 die-hard romantics say Valentine's Day actually becomes more important after you have kids, because it's key to take the opportunity to re-connect as a couple.
Sex? It's optional. About half of moms say they plan on getting some Valentine's nookie. Of those, a depressing one in five say they'll do the deed only because it's expected and they feel like they should.
As far as spending, most of us aren't going crazy this V-Day. Our respondents plan to spend an average of $24 on a gift for their partner and $23 on gifts for their kids. A third won't spend a dime on their partner because they don't exchange gifts. And only 2 percent plan to splash out with a gift of more than $100 for their partner.
As a wise woman (I think it was JLo) once said, "Love don't cost a thing." Happy Valentine's Day, everyone -- and check in with our Facebook page on Feb. 14 to rant and rave about your best and worst V-Day presents.
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