Wednesday 24 October 2018

Money can't buy love but St Valentine cost hits €56

Flowers, wine, chocolates and expensive cards are set to provide retailers with a mini-boom as couples express their affection for each other on Wednesday. Stock Image: Getty Images
Flowers, wine, chocolates and expensive cards are set to provide retailers with a mini-boom as couples express their affection for each other on Wednesday. Stock Image: Getty Images
Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

Loved-up couples are set to splash record amounts of cash this Valentine's Day.

A survey says the average gift will cost €56.

This means adults in this country are set to collectively shell out €200m, after accountants worked out the price of love.

Flowers, wine, chocolates and expensive cards are set to provide retailers with a mini-boom as couples express their affection for each other on Wednesday.

The survey, commissioned by social payments app Circle Pay, also found adults go on 16 dates a year on average.

This applies to both singles and those in a relationship.

The report also reveals married couples appear to be working hard to keep the flame alive by going on the most dates per year, with an average of 24.

They also spend the most on dates, with an average outlay of €68, the survey shows.

And although money may not buy you love, Irish people spend on average €60 on a date.

The survey found €130 is the most someone would spend on a night out with a partner.

When it comes to paying for the night's entertainment, 44pc of people prefer to "go Dutch" and split the bill.

Irish Independent

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