Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog with stuffed heart by its paws Corgis think they’re smarter than people — and when it comes to love, maybe they are. (Photo: Shutterstock)

According to a WalletHub survey, when love comes in the door, fiscal responsibility goes out the window—at least for some. And while 51 percent of respondents say they wouldn’t marry someone with bad credit, that’s not hindering some of the spendthrift romantics as they prepare for a day of hearts and flowers.

The freewheeling spending tendency seems to be more common among the male of the species. Men are nearly three times more likely than women to be prepared to go into credit card debt to buy a Valentine’s gift for their beloved. Twenty-two percent of men are willing to cast caution to the winds, compared with just 8 percent of women.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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