Money spent on online dating
He estimates that dating once a week can cost ,280 annually, ,560 for two dates a week and ,840 for three dates a week over a year."A small percentage of guys get high off it, but a vast majority of guys are frustrated," said Luna.
"Who wants to spend five, 10 or 20 grand on dating?
"It doesn't make sense."And this isn't just a story about men, money and dating. Polly Mosendz, 23, a reporter who lives in Greenwich Village, recently embarked on a dating campaign of sorts with a group of friends who made a pact to start dating frequently.
Between cab rides to and from a date, buying a drink at a bar with the hope of meeting someone and splitting the bill about half the time, Mosendz said she spends 0 each week (or ,760 for the year). Jason Rak, a 38-year-old clinical social worker, hasn't met his match in the 10 years and estimated ,000 he has spent dating in New York City.
"I had thought about it, but I never bothered to add it up."New York is an expensive city with an active dating scene, so it makes sense that its residents are doling out tons of cash to find love or a brief stint of companionship.
However, few calculate the true cost of dating or ponder whether they are getting what they want for the money they spend, according to dating experts."Often these guys are shocked when they realize how much they spend on dating and, since they're all single, how poor their return on investment actually is," said Chris Luna, a New York City-dating coach."If someone is making 0,000 a year and they are spending 10 percent on dating, that's insane."In his dating seminars, Luna has his participants, who are mostly male, face what they spend.
" said Rak, making the point that the ,000 he spent on dating could have been used as a deposit on an apartment.
Take the average dinner date bill of David, a 30-year-old New Yorker who recently revealed his expenses to DNAinfo:► A drink at the bar: ("Most of the time they were running late so I guess that is one drink for me," he said.)► Shared appetizer and dessert with two main meals: ► Bottle of wine: ► Round of drinks at a nearby bar if it goes well: ► Tax and tip: The total is 4 for one date and David estimates he goes on these dinner dates at least six times a month.
According to a dubious new study, guys who take you on high-rolling dates are looking for more of a commitment than a guy who is an el cheapo.
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"A few single clients have brought up the subject of dating expenses to Russell Bailyn, a financial planner.
One client made a decisive switch from 0 dinner dates to meeting for coffee. When I was dating I would often do dinner as a first date and it's true that the majority of times that person doesn't turn out to be your wife," said Bailyn.
To be clear, this man, who asked that his last name be withheld, works in finance, lives in the West Village and doesn't mind footing the bill for local places he likes to frequent.