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Balmy weather and evening sunsets make summer prime time to ramp up your dating schedule. Whether it is date night with your longtime hubby or a first or second date with someone new, you can make the most of your time together without blowing your budget. Here are some fun ways to enjoy date night on the cheap all summer long.
February 14: It’s the one day of year when the calendar tells you it’s time to splurge on your honey. While Valentine’s Day means different things to different people, for millions it means a dozen roses, a heart-shaped box of chocolates, a fancy dinner, a thoughtful card and maybe even something sexy to wear. But, just because you are spoiling the one you love, that doesn’t mean you can’t still be your thrifty self. You don’t have to break the bank to show your love this Valentine’s Day. You can still give the big five gifts – and you can do so at a fraction of the cost.
According to a new study plenty of us now shop online more than we date, read or say those three little words-- I love you. A recent study shows that 27-32 year olds are the least romantic age group. Nearly two in five people in this group shop more online than they say "I love you". Thirty-seven percent subscribe to the idea of "date less, shop more." But how about combining romance with shopping? The two don't have to be mutually exclusive with these romantic online gifts.
Plenty of people plan to get down on one knee this February 14, popping the question to their significant other. Roughly 2.2 million couples get engaged annually, according to Census numbers, and The Diamond Information Center says that about one in ten of those proposals happen on Valentine's Day. You could charter a helicopter or a hot air balloon. You could spring for a billboard on the side of a highway, or hire a songwriter to put your love to music. And while all of these grand gestures would be great, there are plenty of creative and free ways to pop the question.
True love is priceless, but why is Valentine's Day so darn expensive? Total spending for Valentine's Day is expected to reach $15.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. The average person will fork over $116.21 on Valentine's Day merchandise this year, which is a 12.8 percent increase over 2011. Prices for chocolates, roses and romantic dinners all seem to skyrocket just before February 14. So, we created this guide to help you aAre yvoid getting price gouged just for showing your love.
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With gas prices putting a strain on many budgets, it’s easy to put dating on the back burner. After all, who has the money to go out for an extravagant dinner at a fancy restaurant? There’s no need to sacrifice fun, though. With a little creativity, you can go on a wonderful date that is both romantic and affordable.
Happy Valentine's Day!
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