So if you are reading this, you have successfully navigated another Valentine’s Day, a monumental day that celebrates LOVE.

But besides Valentine’s, did you ever stop to think about the cost of courting, getting engaged and eventually married to that special someone?’s third annual “cost of love” study says from start to finish, the dating process will cost more than $50,000 – up 11.4 per cent from 2014. That covers a year of dating, a year-long engagement and all the costs associated with a wedding.

To arrive at that figure, the market comparison website did a cost analysis on the expenses an average Canadian couple would face over that two-year period. A “fancy” date, for example, includes a nice dinner and theatre tickets, while “casual” dates take into account the cost of takeout, coffee and Netflix.

Their assumptions obviously are not going to be on track with everyone’s experiences but to see how their figures were arrived at, check out the chart below.

Cost of Love infographic

And let’s not forget….this doesn’t even include the divorce!  What do you think?  Is this a realistic reflection of love costs in your experience?

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SOURCES:Ratesupermarket, ctv


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