Rich and Single?: The Average Price Of A Date In America Is INSANE And In New York, It's Nearly $300

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Rich and Single?: The Average Price Of A Date In America Is INSANE And In New York, It's Nearly $300

An online dating survey conducted by Match.com revealed the pricey truth.

Published 1 week ago

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

No wonder cuffing season is such a thing now among millennials, the literal cost of going on date in most states in the America is insanely expensive. In an online dating survey conducted by Match.com, the average unmarried American spent a whopping $1,596 on dating in 2016.

If you’re wondering the breakdown of the cost per date, well there’s a lot of factors. A typical date of two dinners, a bottle of wine, and two movie tickets can easily add up to $102.32, and when you work in the taxes, travel costs, and overall costs of living in certain areas, dates in around the country can vary extensively.

For example, the highest state to go on date is New York at a ridiculous $297.27 compared to South Dakota at a measly $38.27! In fact, most of the North East is in the upwards of $150 range while the middle states take the cake for cheapest dates. There’s no surprise there considering the drastic difference in costs of living.

24/7 Wall Street decided to put things into perspective and construct an index based on measures related to dating expenses in all 50 states. This was then applied to the national average cost of the typical date noted above. So how did dates prices in New York and South Dakota stack up against the cost of living?

See For Yourself:

New York

  • Average cost of a date: $297.27 (the highest)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 63 per 100,000 (7th most)
  • Restaurants: 219 per 100,000 (4th most)
  • Date idea: Rent bikes for around $12 a day and ride around Central Park -- a nice escape from the concrete jungle.

 

South Dakota

  • Average cost of a date: $38.27 (the lowest)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments: 76 per 100,000 (3rd most)
  • Restaurants: 160 per 100,000 (21st fewest)
  • Date idea: Enjoy the natural beauty of Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota at no cost during one of the park's four entrance fee free days this year.

(Photo: Getty Images)

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