The personal finance website WalletHub asked people how much they thought was going to be spent on them for Valentine’s Day.
“The big front runners were anywhere from $50 to $100,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. “Around 25 percent of people said nothing, versus, how much do you plan to spend on a gift for your Valentine, most people said between $1 to $50.”
What about giving a gift card? It really depends on your Valentine.
“Gift cards were the most polarizing option here,” said Gonzalez. “About 20 percent of the people said they were the worst present you could get for Valentine’s Day, and 30 percent said that they were the best thing to get.”
For those who are still searching for their Valentine, how they handle money is important.
“About 40 percent of people say irresponsible spending is actually a bigger turnoff than bad breath,” said Gonzalez. “Another 40 percent say that they would break up with their significant other if he or she spent money irresponsibly.”
Men are over three times more likely than women to think a Valentine’s Day gift is worth going into credit card debt for.