Ways Love Makes You Bad With Money

April 28, 2016  |  
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Are you good with money? Are you sure? Because there’s a new study that suggests that most of us are not as good with money as we think — especially when we’re in love.

When you’re single, counting coupons, signing up for deals, and cooking at home might be part of your savings strategy. But as it turns out, when most of us fall in love, our wallets get just as overwhelmed as our hearts. And the strangest part? Most of us don’t even realize it.

Check out these ways love makes you bad with money to see the ways we all get fiscally funny when it comes to matters of the heart. The real question? Will this make us change our spending habits? (Um…probably not.)

 

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Eating Out

Between the appetizers, drinks and main courses, men and women drop major coins in an attempt to wine and dine prospective partners. And don’t forget about dessert.

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Ordering In

Netflix and Chill may sound like a cheap date until you add up the hundreds you’ve spent on nearby restaurants when you also decided to order food. Even pizza costs twice as much as you would think once you’re done including delivery, tax, and tip.

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First Date ‘Fits

He’s paying for dinner, and we’re so flattered that the new love wanted to see us every night this month that we don’t even think about the wardrobe costs when it’s too soon in the relationship to outfit repeat — that is until we get the credit card bill…

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Lingerie

We all sleep in our ex’s T-shirt until a new boo comes along. And while it all looks good before it goes on the floor, buying a different color set of satin and lace for every night of the week is a purchase that only makes sense when you’re freshly in love. After a little while, pull out the cotton bikini underwear and call it a day.

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Vacations

Budget accommodations are cool when it’s just the girls. But when it comes to couples vacations, we all have a tendency to spend more on upgrades and all-inclusive packages that put a lot of strain on our credit cards.

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Movie Theater Popcorn

What do we do when we’re single? Head to the drugstore before the film and stock up on candy to throw in our purse. But when we’re in a relationship? Those two 3D movie tickets, popcorn, drinks and snacks can take a nearly $100 bite out of what could one day be “our” budget.

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Waxing And Bleaching And Plucking, Oh My

Expensive and painful? Man, being single is definitely cheaper.

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Gas Mileage

Back when gas was too many dollars a gallon, we lost touch with friends because they lived too far across town. But traveling far to see a jumpoff with potential? Fill up the tank!

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Engagement Rings

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but only true love can make a man spend three months worth of a salary on a ring (when it could be a down payment on a house).

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Weddings

Love makes most of us start the “our money” period with one of the biggest expenses of our lives.

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Gifts

Raise your hand if you’ve skimped on everyone else’s holiday present to get him something really nice.

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