Maybe you can put a price on love…
Have you been on any dates lately? The money can really add up.
Recently, I took a girl out for a nice meal (Sonic Drive-In) and then to a free Bingo Extravaganza at the local Knights of Columbus Hall. I wonder why I haven’t heard back from her yet…
Anyway, the point is that dating in this day and age is EXPENSIVE. Obviously, taking a date out for a night on the town varies from state to state because of the cost of living, but across the board, it’s pretty pricey.
Match.com crunched the numbers, and in some places, a date is gonna hit you in the wallet harder than others.
A lot harder.
The average cost of a date in the United States according to Match. pic.twitter.com/d25c7gN8M1
— Ninja Economics (@NinjaEconomics) August 29, 2019
The top five most expensive states for a date night are:
New York, $297.27
New Jersey, $259.60
It’s probably no surprise that the tri-state area around New York has three of the top-five most expensive entries. Although…$200??
Dude it ADDS up real quick. Yesterday:
Cocktails $50 incl tip
Drinks at movie (Alamo, also 3 hr movie) $50
Dinner at hot new restaurant $100
Plus Ubering between locations…. about exactly what the California average is. Granted, this date was long AF and boozy. https://t.co/U45jIUitmE
— Julia Onken (@juliaonken) August 29, 2019
The two least expensive states for date night? South Dakota and North Dakota, at $38.27 and $42.43, respectively. Those cold and snowy Dakotas aren’t looking that bad right now, are they?
South Dakota here I come.
— Jeff Dawson (@JeffJL54) August 29, 2019
Of course, the amount of money people spend on dates is going to vary wildly. Some folks prefer to be big spenders and wine and dine a guy or gal and drop hundreds of dollars. Others prefer to take a walk along the beach or go on a long bicycle ride together.
And, let’s face it: if you’re with the right person, getting stuck in an elevator can turn out to be a good time. Good luck out there in the dating world!