Dating isn’t easy. Trying to figure out what you look for in a potential partner while you’re still figuring out who you are as a person is complicated by high expectations or societal pressure. You could be on dating apps or trying to get lucky as you go on outings. You’re both going through the initial stages of getting to know each other while also trying to figure out if the other is getting ready ghost or the *~*~*~one.
If you feel like you’re the only one in your friend group who hasn’t coupled up yet, you’re about to hear some good news. According to a new Match survey in an annual Singles in America report, the findings were that the average single person spends $1,596 annually on dating efforts. The survey questioned thousands of single people in the nation and that number was based on people who are in relationships or are seeking one. It sounds like the cost of a lavish trip you could take yourself on or the cost of things you could treat yourself to, TBH.
The highest-spending city was San Antonio, Texas with an average of $2,537. The other top cities were Atlanta, Baltimore, Nashville and New York. So, don’t worry if your schedule is empty this weekend. Your wallet is subconsciously thanking you.
Singles In America also found some other interesting data on modern dating habits, including where you’re most likely to flirt your way to success (at least for the night), whether you should pay for the date and/or if you’re alone in wanting a relationship.
Dating definitely isn’t easy and the latest stats prove it may not be getting easier… But at least you know you’re not the only one who might be looking for love and striking out. Keep swiping, you just might find the match of your dreams.