20 percent of people would rather be with their pets on VD.If you've been planning on cozying up to Chairman Meow on Valentine's Day rather than going out and crying into pint after pint of beer, you're not alone. According to a new poll, 20 percent of people are planning to spend the most romantic day of the year with their pets.

If we're to believe the Reuters survey, the young and broke among us are most likely to stay home with a pet -- probably because they realize there's no point in shelling out a fortune on booze for a night you regret at best. (At worst, it will only reinforce the nagging feeling you've had for the past four years or so that you are going to die so very, very alone.)

And if your pet is a kitty, you can feel superior while you shove Russell Stovers into your mouth and watch Nancy Myers movies -- cat people are smarter than dog people! Well maybe not smarter, but usually better educated. According to a study in the U.K., homes were 1.36 times more likely to have a cat than a dog if there was a degree holder living there.

So go ahead, sit your cat down on your lap, wrap it up in your college hoodie and say "what" to Diane Keaton for us.