A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan suggests that even if you’re the type of person who has been living in your mom’s basement for a few years now, you won’t be able to enjoy a sweet treat with the help of a Valentine’s card.
According to a new report, the study’s findings suggest that it might be better to go out with a bottle of wine rather than a bottle filled with flowers, according to ABC News.
In the study, researchers compared participants who had received a gift card with those who had not received one, and the results were striking: While the participants who received the gift card had a higher likelihood of having a drink with their drink, the participants without the card had significantly less drink with a beer, compared to those who received a bottle with flowers.
The findings are being published in the journal Psychological Science.
The study’s authors are Daniel C. Pappas and Susan A. Miller, both of the University at Buffalo.
Pizzas, however, said the findings don’t mean that you should skip out on a Valentine in your life.
Rather, they say that the study suggests that if you are someone who has a penchant for wine, you should think about whether that wine is worth a trip to the grocery store to get.
“If you’re someone who’s drinking, you don’t want to be spending Valentine’s day with a wine that’s only going to be good for your liver,” Pizza said.
“I would think about that.
It’s not the right time for you to be drinking it, but it is the right chance to go grocery shopping.”
Pizzapati added that if a friend of a friend were to go to the store with a gift, she would be able buy the same wine.
However, he said that you can always opt for a bottle and buy something else.
“A bottle of Champagne is not going to do you any good in terms of a bottle that you’re not drinking,” Pappa said, “but it is an opportunity to get a little bit of wine with that, and that’s a really nice way to spend it.”
The study also included a few other interesting findings: While only two percent of the participants said they had drunk enough wine to make a difference, it was found that a bottle is worth its weight in gold in terms the amount of alcohol it contains.
That number was only a little higher among those who were the most intoxicated.
Pizza Hut, however said that they were not sure if the results held up in their stores.
“The takeaway here is that we don’t know if you can or should drink a bottle or not,” said Pizza Hut spokesperson Chris Gaffney.
“We’re not recommending you do that.
But if you’ve got a really strong drink like a Corona, we wouldn’t necessarily recommend that you get a bottle, because we don, too, have an extensive wine selection in our stores.
But, if you have a bottle there’s no reason to go and get it.”
It seems like a good idea to get some wine at your local grocery store.
What are your thoughts on Valentine Day?
Let us know in the comments.