Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:00:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
The cost of falling in love

Whether you like it or not, love costs — and more than you think.



Dinner, flowers, jewlery and vacations. It all adds up when you`re in love. (© Reuters)
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Love, at least in the vernacular of popular music, is often cited in reference to money. “Money can’t buy me love,” Paul McCartney once crooned. High profile Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez penned the tune “My love don’t cost a thing.”

In reality, while money may not be a precursor to love, the two are inextricably linked. To get a measure on the true cost of falling in love, MSN attempted to chart a relationship from the courtship to the wedding. Just how many dollar signs does Cupid’s arrow bring with it? Click through to find out.

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