According to a survey conducted by NAB, 57% of Australians dislike Valentine's Day, with one in four singles viewing it as the time of year they feel worst about themselves.
Controversially, as many as one in four respondents admitted to staying with their partner over Valentine's Day despite wanting to end the relationship, while almost a million people aged 18-39 have broken up with their significant other on or around Valentine's Day.
In addition, a survey by dating site Oasis Active found that almost half of singles in Australia would "rather have a one night stand than spend Valentine’s Day alone", with men aged 26 to 35 and women aged 42 to 50 reportedly the most likely to pick up a stranger for the evening.
However, RSVP Spokesperson Lija Jarvis says Valentine's Day shouldn't be one to dread.
"Valentine's Day is not just a day for couples to celebrate a bit of romance. It’s also a bit of an opportunity to have some fun if you’re single and take the plunge by flirting or approaching someone you might be interested in dating."What do you think of Valentine's Day? Have your say on marie claire's Facebook page.