Doncaster singles spend only £21 on a date, new survey reveals

Single people in Doncaster are only able to spend just over £21 on a date, a new survey has revealed.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 2:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 2:35 pm
Doncaster singles spend just over 21 on a date.

The study found that Doncaster singles suffer from ‘date poverty’ - and that 1 in 10 Brits cancel a date because of a lack of funds.

While many singletons dream of being swept off their feet on a date and taken out for a lavish three course meal, a trip to the theatre or the cinema, the reality is that actually affording to go on a date is getting further from reach.

Wood burning stove experts Glowing Embers conducted a survey of 1,250 people to discover just how much Brits are able to spend on a date, and if singletons can even afford to go in the first place.

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The survey found that the average amount Brits can afford to spend on date is the princely sum of £22.22.

However, if you live in the South East, you are positively minted in comparison to the overall UK average where people on average spend £24.86.

The region most affected by date poverty, though, is the South West; singletons living in the likes of Bristol and Dorset can only afford £19.44 on a date.

The study found that times are tough if you’re on the dating scene. So tough, it can even lead to not going on a date at all.

The survey found that 1 in 10 Brits actually cancel dates due to a lack of funds. And nearly half of us (45.9%) would be put off dating someone if that person were unable to afford to go on a date.

Having offered to pay for the date, if the potential partner then ordered an expensive bottle of champagne, most of us (42.8%) would play fair and ‘make them split the bill’ while 28.1% of Brits would just ‘grin and bear it’ and suffer the bill at the end.

25.7% would stand their ground and say they wouldn’t pay for it, while 3.4% of us would tell them to pick something else!

Other findings include that over one fifth (21.1%) of Brits avoid looking at their bank statement after going on a date as they always spend more than they budget.

17.2% of single Brits feel that they are single because they are unable to afford to go out on dates, and over half (53.1%) of single Brits admitted that they couldn’t afford to go on any dates at all right now.

While 35.1% of single Brits don’t go on a date that they can’t afford, 31.5% of admit that they dip into their savings just to pay for a date and 24.6% use their credit card to pay. 8.8% of sensible saving single Brits make sure they put money aside to afford dates.

Finally, overall 69.4% of Brits like to offer to pay on a date, 17% are happy to split it while 13.6% would rather their potential partner picked up the bill.