Daters forego expensive meals for a walk or coffee while trying to save up in search of romance
Daters forgo expensive meals for a walk or coffee while trying to save money seeking romance during the cost of living crisis
- One in five singletons was put off by someone who invited them out to a fancy dinner
- More than a third of love seekers would prefer a cheaper date
- More and more singletons ‘going Dutch’ – split the bill at the end of the date
During the cost of living crisis, a cheap date could be your ticket to romance.
One in five singletons have been turned off by someone who wanted to woo them with a night out at a fancy restaurant, believing they would be “financially incompatible”.
More than a third of those who hoped to be hit by Cupid’s arrow said they now prefer free or cheap activities like going for a walk or having a coffee. And just over one in 10 even said they check the compatibility of potential love interests with a video call rather than risking an expensive and potentially disappointing date in the flesh. According to a survey by the Match dating website, more and more singletons are also going “Dutch” – and splitting the bill at the end of the evening.
More than a third of those hoping for love said they now prefer free or cheap activities, like going for a walk or having a coffee. [File image]
And while the idea of using a money-saving coupon while looking a potential partner in the eye may mislead some readers, the survey found that 14 percent said they found a romantic relationship more appealing when they used a coupon to Agreement used the bill.
Dating expert Hayley Quinn said: “Even though the economic outlook is bleak, singles are more motivated than ever to meet someone. However, expect a trend of singles cutting costs by committing to more video dates and sharing the bill. She added: “What makes a great date isn’t the money you spend — it’s the connection you share.
“So during the cost of living crisis, think about how to make maximum impact with minimal spending. Focus on spontaneity and fun – sipping a store-bought wine in a meadow can be a lot more memorable than sitting in a crowded bar.’
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