"I suspect that all of these singles who are not dating are radically reducing the average dollars spent on dating" that the survey found.
Among other survey findings:• 20% of singles say having sex on a first date is either "somewhat appropriate" or "very appropriate" but 80% disagreed.
Of that 80%, 54% said sex on a first date is "not at all appropriate."• 54% of singles think a good first date should last from two to four hours; 43% say one to two hours; just 3% say five or more hours.• 40% of women and 48% of men say they have sent a sexually explicit text message; 36% of women and 35% of men have sent a sexy photo of themselves in a text message.• 31% of singles say they have had a one-night stand turn into a committed relationship; 28% of singles have had a "friends with benefits" relationship turn into commitment.• 15% of men and 12% of women say they'd ideally want to have sex every day; all ages agree that two to three times a week is ideal.
That amount includes money spent on dates or to find dates. The cost of an Italian dinner hastily eaten when he told you “he’s writing a book for young people about how to live,” the price of two drinks pounded after he made a rape joke, the money spent on tickets to that play he chose about the woman who was dying of cancer, the annual membership to the online dating site that brought these awful men into your life, the expense of a matchmaker who thought you’d be a “great match” with a guy who was old enough to be your father and the price of two sessions with a dating coach who told you how “greasy” you look in your pictures and suggested you get professional head shots.That’s 8.36 spent on a year that made you feel like you’d die a hopeless, leper spinster. or not Singles today are very accepting of others' lifestyles ..."Like Doggett, many singles aren't spending a lot on dating-related services — the average in the survey was just .69 a month, compared with .84 spent on going out and socializing.Of those surveyed, 88% spent nothing on more focused dating efforts and 38% spent nothing on dating-related activities.
Still, the survey estimates that with more than 100 million single adults in the USA (according to 2013 Census data) singles' dating-related spending totals more than billion a year.
Still, the monthly amount most singles spend is low, says anthropologist Helen Fisher of Rutgers University, who helped develop the survey."A lot of singles are not dating at all," she says.
but don't want to settle for a less-than-strong relationship, finds a new survey. "not fine": Singles spend an average of about a month, or 8 a year per person, on dating-related activities to find a special someone, according to a survey out today that asked about sex, relationships, dating behavior and what's OK in a relationship.
The spending includes money either spent on dates or to find dates — with cash toward food, drinks, event tickets, admission fees, clubs, hobbies and religious activities.
Some singles also spend money on more focused efforts to meet someone, such as online dating sites, matchmakers and dating coaches, says a nationally representative survey of more than 5,000 singles ages 18 and older, for the Dallas-based dating website "I go out in a dating way four nights a week, minimum," says Peter Doggett, 29, a regional director for an academic company in New York City. He says he spends "at least 0, if not ,000 a month" to socialize — but doesn't pay for online dating sites, matchmaking or similar services — he says he just uses free dating apps.
MORE: Live video chats latest online dating trend MORE: Texting upends dating culture MORE: What singles want in a partner This fourth annual survey, provided exclusively to USA TODAY, asked 137 questions about dating, relationships and sex, including "How much money do you spend on your dating life (seeking dates and on dates) per month?