All those cups of coffee and drinks with strangers add up quickly.
The average unmarried American spent $1,596 on their dating life in 2016, according to a Match survey of 5,500 singles around the country. For example, in Washington, it was $1,788; in New York, $2,069.
This average includes bar tabs and dating site memberships, but also includes haircuts, manicures and new date outfits; entrance fees to dating events and money spent on matchmakers.
When that $1,600 average is divided by gender, men spent more ($1,855 on average) than women ($1,423). Perhaps that’s because, increasingly, men and women are splitting the checks on dates.
BRIAN HOWIE, Award-winning Producer and Author of How to Find Love in 60 Seconds Author, Director, Producer, & Creator of “How to Find Love in 60 Seconds”, creator of the groundbreaking #1 Off-Broadway sensation Pieces, which enjoys sold-out runs around the world and features some of Hollywood’s most dynamic & beautiful women.