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February 8, 2008
re you going over the top this Valentine's Day trying to buy love with money, or are you a cheapskate who doesn't spend a dime? Take our quiz to find out!
1. When Valentine's Day comes around each year, you:
Start telling everyone you know that it's just a commercial gimmick to get you to spend money and that it's actually just like any another day.
Go out and buy something special for your partner -- something you know will be appreciated but which doesn't put a dent in your bank balance!
Start planning and saving a month or more in advance for a hideously expensive gift to present your partner with.
2. Your idea of the perfect Valentine's Day gift is:
A hug, a kiss and an 'I love you' -- you refuse to indulge this commercial gimmick any further!
A sunset cruise on a luxury yacht, a 4-carat diamond ring.
Chocolates, flowers, a book your partner has wanted for a long time...
3. In the last three years, your Valentine's Day gifts have cost you:
More than Rs 3000 each -- and that's not even taking into account the swanky dinner and other extravagant plans you make!
Nothing at all -- oh, maybe just a few rupees for the single rose you presented your partner with one year!
Varying amounts, depending upon how much you can afford to spend comfortably and what appeals to your partner.
4. If a song was to identify how you feel about Valentine's Day, it would be:
'Can't buy me love' by The Beatles -- 'I may not have a lot to give but what I got I'll give to you...'
'Love don't cost a thing' by Jennifer Lopez -- since your love doesn't cost a thing, why should your partner's love cost you a gift on V-Day?
'Money, money, money' by ABBA -- 'It's a rich man's world!'
5. If you accidentally forgot all about Valentine's Day one year, you would make it up to your partner by:
Rushing out and buying the most expensive thing you can afford the very next day -- you'll pay by EMI if necessary!
Take him/ her out for a romantic date on the coming weekend.
It's not a big deal -- you wouldn't need to make it up at all!
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