In the age where romance is allegedly dead, our research into this area just adds more fuel to that fire.
In the week before Valentines Day, we saw 1 in 48 of all internet searches were for Valentine’s related searches (terms such as valentines chocolates, flowers, cards, dinner, hotels). Of these Valentine’s Day related searches 1 in 7 search results yielded viruses or spyware.
Like most men Valentines day is more of a headache than anything else, so I decided to send my sweetheart an electronic card, and I wasn't alone, we saw requests for Electronic Card (eCards) sites increase by 300 percent on the day before! But instead of being the saving grace for people like myself who 'forget' (read: are too lazy) to buy valentines cards, they represent a risk. 18 percent of the eCard sites our corporate customers requested contained some viruses or spyware.
At least I can now blame the malware mongers for killing romance (not just the modern man!)