Valentine's Day is almost here. You may be feeling the pressure to wow your significant other with gifts, a fancy dinner and chocolates, but those costs add up quickly. Every kiss may begin with Kay, but the credit card bill for that lovely piece of jewelry is going to pack a vicious punch.
Maybe you're one of the many folks celebrating Singles Awareness Day (SAD) instead. It turns out single people spend money on Valentine's Day, too. And if you're looking for that special someone, you may have the entirely wrong approach to dating.
On Monday, Feb. 8 at 3 p.m. ET, we're hosting a #LoveAndBankrate tweet chat featuring our panel of experts:
- Jon Birger, author of "Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game" (@jonbirger1).
- RetailMeNot, a marketplace for online coupons (@RetailMeNot).
- Katie Doyle, executive editor at Bankrate.com (@KatisLaFevis).
- Claes Bell, mobile editor and banking analyst at Bankrate.com (@ClaesBell).
Also participating in the chat are:
- Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for The Washington Post (@SingletaryM).
- Lauren Lyons Cole, personal finance editor at International Business Times (@LaurenLyonsCole).
- Andrea Woroch, consumer and money-saving expert (@AndreaWoroch).
- Stefanie O'Connell, millennial money expert (@StefanieOconnel).
- Lauren Young, money editor at Reuters (@LaurenYoung).
- Ashley Jacobs, community manager at Wise Bread (@WiseBread).
During the chat, we'll discuss a range of questions such as: What's the appropriate amount of money to spend on Valentine's Day? What affects your likelihood of finding a marriage-minded partner? Is it more expensive to be single or married?
How to participate
Tune in to the chat on Twitter at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 8. Join the conversation by including the hashtag #LoveAndBankrate in your tweets.
We look forward to chatting with you!