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Holidating: 4 Tips & Strategies to Saving Money on Gifts This Holiday Season

“Holidating” is an ongoing Match.com blog series focusing on data from a recent Match.com survey on singles and the holiday season. Stay tuned for more posts examining the data in the upcoming week!

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Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have already passed, many of us still have quite a bit of holiday gift shopping to complete. In fact, giving gifts is one of singles’ most cherished holiday traditions, with 45% saying they love giving presents more than attending parties or decorating. Great deals are still out there – you just need to know how to find them amid the masses of shoppers. In order to keep your gift shopping from crushing your checking account and stressing you out, here are five tips to save on Holiday gifts.

1. Establish a Budget
Take a step back and assess your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping. Did you score some great deals? Did you overspend? Either way, establish a budget for what you can afford for your remaining presents, and be sure to stick to it. Continue reading

Money Can’t Buy Love: Singles on the Economy by Dr. Helen Fisher

By Dr. Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist

“I don’t like money actually. But it quiets my nerves,” said heavyweight boxer, Joe Louis. We all like money, for many reasons. But singles today aren’t waiting for a fat wallet to win romance. Indeed, when the 2012 Match.com survey asked over 5,000 Singles in America, “In what ways has the current economic situation affected your dating habits?” 60% of singles chose “My dating habits haven’t been affected by the economy” as their answer. Moreover, when asked whether the down economy had made them more interested in finding someone to share their life with, only 5.7% “strongly agreed” and 13.2% “agreed somewhat;” the rest disagreed or had no opinion.  For singles, it’s business as usual. They seem to understand the old refrain, “money can’t buy love.” Continue reading

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