You might want to become celibate and swear off dating FOREVER when you hear this stat: a new study found the average American will spend a total of $121,082 going on DATES over the course of their lifetime.
And here’s the thing: it doesn’t end when you settle down and get married. Spending actually goes UP.
The average person spends $168 a month on dates, but people who are married spend $186 a month on dates.
28% of people said they’d go into debt to keep dating even though we do tend to overspend on dates just to impress the other person but that urge ends around date number six.
The survey also asked people why they AVOID dating. The price tag did make the top five, but it’s not number one.
Our top five excuses for not dating are:
“I prefer hanging out with friends”
“I can’t afford it”
“I’m not confident enough”
“I’m too introverted” and
“I don’t like meeting new people.”