February 11, 2013

The hungry-for-love holiday

While Valentine’s Day is the most common date night for couples, more singles are going to great lengths to seek their own Valentine. In fact, they're paying hard, cold cash in increasing quantities to secure a honey for the year's most romantic holiday.

 

A dating survey conducted by the dating auction website WhatsYourPrice.com found that more first-date offers (369,282) are made in the four weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, compared to any month of the year.

 

Furthermore, men paid an average of $131.70 for a first date on Valentine’s Day, a whopping 62 percent higher than the annual average first date offer of $80.

 

According to the survey, the top five cities for singles seeking Valentine's Day dates were:

1.) New York (27,733)

2.) Los Angeles (22,341)

3.) Miami (20,162)

4.) Chicago (13,294)

5.) Las Vegas (6,647)

 

Our study revealed that as Valentine’s Day neared, both the number of offers and the average first date price steadily increased,” said Brandon Wade, the CEO and founder of WhatsYourPrice.com. “Offering money for a first date is rather unconventional in the dating world, but it proves that Valentine’s Day is as important a holiday for singles as it is for couples.”

 

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