By the numbers:

Valentine’s Day: For the factually inclined, romance quantified

Wed, Feb 11, 2009 (2 a.m.)

904: Dating service businesses in the United States, according to the 2002 economic census

$29 million: 2007 wholesale value of cut roses in the United States

95,703: Marriage licenses issued in Clark County last year

24%: Percentage decline from the annual all-time high of 125,967 marriage licenses in 2004

$123: Amount that the average consumer plans to spend this Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation

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