According to a survey by AXE, due to the poor economy, 62 percent of women are expecting their significant others to spend less than $30 on Valentines Day this year.
This means no need for cliche-filled routines that include expensive candy, fancy dinners, and pricey flowers.
Dating expert Amy Spencer says there are alternatives to the standard Valentines Day gifts.
For instance, instead of going to a stuffy restaurant for dinner, guys can treat their gals to breakfast in bed.
In lieu of spending big bucks on fancy jewelry, guys can buy their Valentines something personal and from the heart, like a book or movie theyve been wanting.
However, not all Valentines Day traditions should be ruled out.
Spencer says chocolate should still be incorporated even if its just a guy doused in AXEs Dark Temptation chocolate scent because 70 percent of women rank chocolate as more irresistible than shopping, jewelry, or even sex.
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