Things are certainly more expensive lately thanks to inflation, and apparently all these rising prices is having an effect on some people’s love lives. A new LendingTree survey finds:
- 77% of singles say having more money would make dating easier.
- 83% of men say having more money would help their dating life, while 73% of women say the same.
- But 32% of adults say they’d still go on a date even if they couldn’t afford it.
- That’s true for 36% off men and 30% of women.
- 19% of singles admit they’ve been going on fewer dates because of inflation.
- While 14% are just trying to spend less when they go out on a date.
- 4% say they are more selective about who they go on dates with because of inflation.
Of course, some simply won’t let money stop them from dating.
- Overall, 85% of people say they’ve gone into some sort of debt because of their dating habits.
- That’s more likely the case for Millennials (22%) and Gen Z (19%)
As for how much people are spending on dates…
- $91 is the average most people will spend on a first date.
- Although the most men are more likely to spend, on average, is $104, and women would spend, on average $81.
- But apparently you don’t really need to spend money at all, since 85% off daters say it’s totally okay to take someone on a date that didn’t cost money.
- Although women are more likely than men to be offended if someone took them on a date that didn’t cost anything (15% vs. 9%).
Of course there’s always the question of who should pay for the first date to begin with.
- 44% of people say that in a heterosexual relationship the man should always pay on the first date.
- Although 54% of men say this should be the case, compared to 36% of women.
- 29% of people believe whoever asked the other on a date should pay.
- 22% of people think the cost of the date should be split.