[F]or detective agencies across the United States, [Valentine's Day] is a boon for business as it is the ideal time for a spouse to catch a cheating mate.
"Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for private investigators," Tony Delorenzo, of Private Detectives of America, a New Jersey-based company, told AFP.
"This year we're doing surveillance Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because if somebody has a lover it will be on one of those days to catch him."
Delorenzo and several other sleuths contacted said that in the run-up to the February 14 holiday, they had been overwhelmed with appeals by men and women seeking to find out whether their partner was unfaithful.
And here you thought it was just Hallmark, the candy companies and the florists who were making bank.
Valentine's Day boon for spies tracking infidelity AFP via Yahoo! News