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Valentine Poll: New York Guys Most Thoughtful. Huh?

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Attention, romantics. Wondering if your guy has already ordered your Valentine flowers, booked theater tickets or a romantic dinner? Depends where you live. Maybe.

The folks at, which aggregates on-line deals and discounts for hundreds of U.S. e-tailers, claim "three-quarters of male New Yorkers" -- that would be approximately 7 million of them, thank you
-- have already bought or ordered something for their partners, making the Empire State "home to the most the most thoughtful men in America."

Well, maybe, if the survey sample included every gent who just received an AIG or Wall Street bonus, and excluded Bernie Madoff, currently in the slammer.

California, meanwhile, is home to the nation's "least thoughtful" men. Some 9 million lolly-gagging guys, just over half the state's male population, will "probably" wait until Sunday, Feb. 14, to buy something, anything, "as opposed to putting thought in beforehand," says Mark Pearson, managing director of Coupon Code's London-based parent company, Markco Media.

The other nine Top Thoughtful states -- based on 5,000 responses on the Website from those who use the site to take care of their Valentine posies and nighties -- are Illinois, Connecticut, Washington, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, West Virginia and Rhode Island.

"You can't forget the day anymore. You need to plan ahead because Valentine's Day is everywhere," Pearson said by phone from London, where he has already ordered "flowers, chocolates and a balloon" for his sweetie there.

Oh, and one last survey factoid: 90 percent of American males say they'll zip their lips if they've bought their partner a gift using an online discount coupon "as they would like them to think they'd spent more," notes Pearson.

Duh . . .
Filed Under: Woman Up, Republic of Dish
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