Is the economic situation affecting romance in the UK?

A survey by Santander suggests that the rising cost of living and financial concerns are making Britain a less romantic country.

People in relationships are cutting back on the amount they spend on their partners by an average of 20%, spending a cumulative £8 billion less overall.  22% of those surveyed were looking for cheaper dating alternatives and 16% said they were buying fewer gifts.

Furthermore, 2% of people said they had been put off being in a relationship because of the financial cost involved.

 

Source:  Credit Action October 2011 edition

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