Is Valentine’s Day your favorite holiday or what? Whether you’re single or married, in a serious relationship or casually dating, one thing is for sure: you’re expected to make an impression on your significant other. And there is no lack of businesses lined up to capitalize on those expectations. Restaurants dust off the special prix fixe menus where every meal is “romantic” and très cher, the price of a dozen roses suddenly doubles and so does that of a candy box, just because it’s shaped like a heart. Don’t despair, though: there are ways to romance your sweetheart without breaking the bank. For some very practical suggestions, check out our flowchart.
Shane Snow is the founder of Visual Economics and Printing Choice.