NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CourseHorse, the leading marketplace that helps people discover and enroll in trusted local classes, today announced the results of its inaugural Valentine's Day national survey. According to the poll, when couples were asked what they plan on getting their significant other for the holiday, a majority of them chose togetherness over self-serving presents. In fact, most respondents plan on gifting an "experience we do together" (68%), over more traditional gifts such as chocolates or flowers (7%), clothing or jewelry (6%), or the latest gadget (2%). Surprisingly, nearly one-fifth unapologetically admitted to snubbing their sweethearts with "nothing" (17%).
When it came to the hottest mood-setting activities, the quickest way to win hearts is seemingly through the stomach. Presented with four fun classes to take together, nearly three-fourths chose "Couples Cooking: Pizza Making & Wine Bar," followed by "Salsa and Rumba: Crash Course for Couples" and "Couples BYOB Painting Class Party" which tied for second place. Ironically, last place was "Hot Tips for Bedroom Bliss," which means that either confident couples have it all figured out or it's the kitchen – rather than the bedroom – where they choose to turn up the heat. The CourseHorse Guide lists all Couples Classes available on Valentine's Day Weekend.
"We were delighted to see our survey reveal couples' overwhelming desire for simply spending time together in fun, creative, inexpensive ways, especially as today's society is constantly under fire for being self-involved and materialistic," said Katie Kapler, Co-founder of CourseHorse. "Apparently, the kitchen is what makes couples sizzle, although our more than 100 sex classes are also seeing the highest numbers of new students, especially this time of year."
On an ongoing basis, CourseHorse compiles data provided by its current and target members to educate the company about current behavioral trends in the tech-education market. All research is original and proprietary.
Based in downtown Manhattan, CourseHorse, is the leading marketplace that helps people discover and enroll in trusted local classes, ranging from casual programs (such as cooking and art) to professional courses (like finance and programming). Learning is a lifelong pursuit and CourseHorse's goal is simple: to make that pursuit easier. Named by Forbes as "America's Most Promising Companies," CourseHorse works with over 1,500 class providers, offering 70,000 classes to 200,000 members nationwide.
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