02/14/2012 08:01 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Money Spent On Valentine's Day By American Cities: Are We Better Off Just Burning The Bills? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Is it just us, or is this infographic of last year's national Valentine's Day spending habits just the saddest thing? Is anyone worth $160.41 a day? Are we so drugged up on Godiva chocolates and cheap lingerie that we actually think love is a solid thing we can invest in every year? Is Phoenix the nexus of our crumbling empire? And what is it with the U.S. coastline? Is there something about having a view of the ocean that makes a person scared to die alone? That's not to say Valentine's Day isn't a totally wonderful holiday!! HuffPost Valentine's Day would never hint at that (after all, we exclusively serve the needs of you, our Valentine's Day readers!). It's just, it's a lot of money represented down there, y'know? Money that could be better spent on, say, securing flight paths for migrating birds. Or, on cultural programming in Phoenix, Ariz.! Anything really, except boxes of chocolate that will do nothing but jeopardize our great nation's teeth.

A NOTE FROM HUFFPOST VALENTINE'S DAY EDITORS LINDSAY AND TODD, WHO BROKE UP THIS MORNING: We're not letting today's personal issues affect the quality content we bring you every Valentine's Day! Still, if you want to know exactly how Todd Lindsay messed up, we are keeping a liveblog.