The cost of meeting somebody new If you've tapped out your real-life social network, you might consider online dating, and you might get good results.
A 2005 University of Bath study found that 94% of people who used Internet dating sites saw their match again after the first date, and the relationships lasted an average of seven months.
You're also likely to receive less spam from mildly interested potential matches on paid sites. Facebook, for example, allows you to check out your friends' friends, and your mutual friend can set up a casual group date. spend more than 0 a month on dates, and 29% spend more than 0. For example, 82% of men in Los Angeles spend more than 0 a month on dates.
Online dating sites generally cost to per month. Branch out by joining new groups and organizations. Dinner and dancing It's Just Lunch, a dating service for busy professionals, surveyed 3,968 singles nationwide about how much they spend on dates. Women, on the other hand, spend significantly less.
It's Just Lunch appeared in this recent post on MSN Money, The Cost of Money Are higher-cost dating websites worth the money?
And how much do men and women actually spend on dating and for Valentine's Day?
Have you ever noticed all of the song lyrics about love and money?
Whether you side with Madonna or the Beatles on the issue of love and money, courtship can be costly.