Want to be a hit with your valentine on Valentine's Day?
Set the table and turn on the oven.
A nationwide survey by Omaha Steaks found that 92 percent of respondents said they would enjoy it if their valentine surprised them with a romantic dinner for two at home.
"Our recent survey proves what we have known for years. ... A romantic dinner for two that is prepared and served with love at home is what people really want for Valentine's Day,' said Todd Simon, senior vice president of Omaha Steaks.
The Omaha-based company, which surveyed 1,000 Americans, sells beef and other gourmet foods including seafood, pork, poultry, side dishes and desserts, and complete dinner packages including "Romantic Dinner In."
A romantic dinner served at home was ranked higher by respondents than a gift of jewelry, or flowers and candy as the most coveted Valentine's Day present.
Beef and steak tied with lobster and shrimp as the most popular entrees. Home dining proved a popular choice because it offers a quiet, romantic setting.
As for what to wear to the table, 63 percent preferred casual dress, while 9 percent said they were OK with a clothing-optional Valentine's Day dinner – though they might want to consider donning a napkin.
Another 7 percent said they preferred to wear lingerie or sleepwear at dinner, while less than 3 percent opted for black tie/formal wear.