LIVE ON AFTERNOON LIVE, Portland, Oregon, with Host Kara Mack. Dating around the holidays can be a stressful experience; after all, how much are you supposed to spend on your significant other? According to professional matchmaker Laura Jacobs, the answer depends on the specific couple’s budget, but the important thing is that it should be something thoughtful and meaningful. She also recommends introducing them to your family only if both parties are ready; otherwise it can be an uncomfortable situation. No matter what gifts and meet-the-parents moments you choose to give or not give this season, one of the best things you could do for any budding romance is remember that actions speak louder than words – invest time in spending quality time together during the holidays instead of worrying about expensive presents or family introductions!