Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog with stuffed heart by its paws Corgis think they're smarter thanpeople — 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—atleast for some. And while 51 percent of respondents say theywouldn't marry someone with bad credit, that's nothindering some of the spendthrift romantics as they prepare for aday of hearts and flowers.

The freewheeling spending tendency seems to be more common amongthe male of the species. Men are nearly three times more likelythan women to be prepared to go into credit card debt to buy a Valentine's gift fortheir beloved. Twenty-two percent of men are willing to castcaution 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.