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    Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    What is the Cost of Love? - RateSupermarket.ca

    The Toronto-based independent financial products comparison website pegs the price of courtship at $6,936.74. That includes a dozen “fancy dates” (nice restaurants and theatre tickets), a dozen movie dates, 36 “casual dates” (take-out food, coffee and movie rentals), weekend getaways, a beach vacation plus random other expenses for things such as “apology flowers,” treats and new clothes.The engagement period rings in at $9,944.34, which includes more dates, an engagement party with a price tag of $2,000 and the big ticket item, a ring with an average estimated cost of $3,500. (The popular wedding website TheKnot.com estimates that cost at around $5,000, but RateSupermarket.ca pointed that that it doesn’t consider rings purchased from lower-end retailers such as Walmart.)
    Oh, and the wedding? Well that’s another $26,961.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Well I don't care how much she had to spend to get me, I am still a bargain.



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamacyclone View Post
    Well I don't care how much she had to spend to get me, I am still a bargain.
    hahaha!!! i like that one. my woman has no job so i get to spend all kinds of money on her. well worth it though


    This is Ophion speaking.

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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    That's why I've managed to stay single this long...



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    beach vacation is a casual date?? looks like my wife needs a summer job.



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Is that Canadian dollars or real dollars?



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    It isn't the purchase price, it is the maintenance that kills you.



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    I'm going to give this card to my girlfriend today:

    The True Cost of Love: $43,842.08
    Most Ph.D. students entering the graduate program in the Department of BBMB receive a half-time research assistantship that provides financial support. Currently, the stipend for a half-time assistantship is $22,500 per year, paid over 12 months.





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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Some fuzzy math going on in there. $160 for a dinner for two? But a weekend away costs $400?



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    Some fuzzy math going on in there. $160 for a dinner for two? But a weekend away costs $400?
    Maybe they don't know how to get deals? Or one of them is money hungry?



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Quote Originally Posted by JWIL4CY View Post
    Is that Canadian dollars or real dollars?
    $1.00 Canadian = $0.99 US; way within the Boxstercy rounding off arena.



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Chloroform = $25



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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    Some fuzzy math going on in there. $160 for a dinner for two? But a weekend away costs $400?
    The $160 is for a fancy dinner and theatre tickets. Actually sounds a little cheap to me for a "fancy date", unless it's a cheap show or dinner is cheaper than Aunt Maude's.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

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    Re: Valentine's Day News: Cost of a relationship is >$43,000

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    The $160 is for a fancy dinner and theatre tickets. Actually sounds a little cheap to me for a "fancy date", unless it's a cheap show or dinner is cheaper than Aunt Maude's.
    Ah ok. That makes more sense.



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