Music Outfitters has compiled a list of the Top Romance Songs For Valentine’s Day:

1. Endless Love (Soundtrack Version), Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
2. I’ll Make Love to You, Boyz II Men
3. You Needed Me, Anne Murray
4. Be Without You, Mary J. Blige
5. We Found Love, Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees
7. And I Love Her, The Beatles
8. Something, The Beatles
9. I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston
10. I Can’t Stop Loving You, Ray Charles

They’ve ranked the top 105 songs here! Is your favourite on the list?

Love HURTS…the bank account

The annual findings released by RateSupermarket.ca say that the costs linked to romance for Canadian couples has increased by 22.8 per cent since last year. The study takes into account the averages expenses associated with a one-year dating period, a one-year engagement and a wedding.

This year’s total cost is $61,821.60.

Here’s the study’s full breakdown of romance-related costs:

One year of dating for $10,683.84, which includes the following:

  • 12 fancy dates for $3,330.50
  • 24 casual dates for $521.22
  • 12 movie dates for $570.96
  • 2 weekend getaways for $1,251.50
  • 1 beach vacation for $3,523
  • Flowers for $140
  • Wardrobe for $1,346.66

A one-year engagement for $12,164.76, which includes the following:

  • Dates, wardrobe update and flowers for $5,178
  • Engagement ring for $4,986.75
  • Engagement party for $2,000

A wedding costs $38,973, which includes the following:

  • Bride-related expenses of $2,105
  • Groom-related expenses of $637
  • Honeymoon for $2,423.5
  • Ceremony for $2,875
  • Reception for $15,227