Love is. . . expensive
Is Valentine’s Day a romantic day for lovers or a day when people lose the run of themselves entirely and allow card makers and restaurant owners and florists and supermarkets and chocolatiers and off-licences to relentlessly and ruthlessly exploit them? Whatever your view, it certainly costs a packet – If you’re going to be all traditional about it then expect to have little change out of €300 by the time midnight on February 14th comes round – a dozen red roses delivered to your sweetheart’s home will cost in the region of €100. A card will set you back a fiver and a bottle of champagne is another €40. Then there’s the romantic candle lit dinner (when you’re shoe-horned into a restaurant and served the “special menu” (the only special thing about it is the price) and the taxi home taking the total cost of proving your love for another year to over €300.
Is it money well spent or a total scam?