Like why spend so much money? :o
Since it's Valentine's week, I'll be asking I guess a series of these kinds of questions.
So for this one, don't tell me the most you've spent. Though, you can, but on the poll don't answer the most (that will be my next question). How much is the average you spend on dates?
No surprise that men usually spend more. As more men pay for dates. Men pay on average $66 dollars where women $33 (no surprise there.) And the average person spends about $20k just on dates! I feel bad because I'm sure men spend much more than that. Oh well, stop going for cheap or traditional women. Or don't complain.
But surprisingly, more men think men should pay according to some surveys.
I usually pay like about $20-$40 and that's including gas and parking or whatever. This DOES NOT include like makeup or clothes. So sorry ladies, but if you're not actually contributing to the date itself, don't include it. UNLESS you buy specific clothes and makeup you ONLY use on dates and nothing else (which I highly doubt), then fine, I guess you can add that. Also, don't include anything used on a date that you pay for but otherwise still would pay for. So if you say "well, I had to pay my bill call and get dates. And rent, so I can take her/him home, that's included costs". Um, no. Most people have phones and live in homes regardless, unless you have a specific phone or house where you take dates. However, feel free to add like hotel/motel if you do use them on average dates.
Also anything spent trying to "attract" potential dates doesn't count either, ONLY what you actually spend on dates please! Otherwise costs would be misleading and astronomical. Save that for another question.
So how about how much do you spend on your AVERAGE dates?
- Nothing. $0Vote A
- $0.01-$25Vote B
- $26-$50Vote C
- $51-$75Vote D
- $76-$100Vote E
- $100-$300Vote F
- Over $301Vote G
Most Helpful Guy
It was rather variable. Depended on our moods. Typically we would go on a picnic or the like. We went to concerts. Once she performed on Valentines Day and I attended. Once we just had wine and pizza. I think the most I spent on Valentines Day on my wife was when we spent a three day weekend up in Solvang (a Danish-like community in the Santa Ynez Valley... very charming, very beautiful... it was featured in the movie Sideways). Hotel, meals, wine tasting, horseback riding, train ride, car rental, miscellaneous, ran over several hundred dollars, but split 50/50.
Last year I celebrated Valentines Day by getting the flu! Woot! Don't be jealous! ;)
At the time I was dating someone (kind of). She attended church with her daughter. We got together the week after and had dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Later we went to a well known hotel called the Westin Bonaventure (Google it... awesome post modern industrial architecture), cuddled, kissed occasionally, and watched the glass elevators going up and down. They're quite hypnotic. All total I think I spent about $75 dollars (gas, parking, dinner, drinks, and a red rose). Had a good time.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE