Everyone knows looking for love doesn’t come cheap.
While many Millennials are spending their time on Tinder trying to get pay as little as possible to get laid, some men and women are looking for love and are willing to spend the money to get it. And, men are spending more than twice as much to wine and dine perspective bed mates and potential long term mates.
Voucher Codes Pro (a British site who tries to save users money) did a study that polled over 2k British men and women over the age of 18 about how much money they spent trying to get men or women into bed. Unilad covered the survey and disclosed the details.
To break it down for you, men spend an average of £173 (or $218) per month, which averages out to £2076 ($2612) a year. Conversely, women spend £65 ($82) a month and £780 ($982) per year. These figures include alcohol is bars to sex toys to condoms and beyond.
But what is the exact breakdown?
Women spend 24% on lingerie, 22% on new clothes, 19% on perfume, 12% on alcohol, and 9% on sex toys. Men spend 24% on alcohol, 19% on food/dining out, 16% on gym memberships, 9% on wardrobe, and 13% on condoms.
So, what do these facts and figures represent? One could say it means men spend a lot of their money on treating women and women spend the bulk of their money on self-improvement.
Voucher Codes Pro had some thought of their own on the survey. George Charles, a spokesperson for the site had this to say:
“It’s still quite shocking to see just how much more men spend on average when compared to women when it comes to sex. We are now living in a time where conversations on gender equality are prevalent, but when it comes to romance and sex it’s apparent that men very much still feel like they need to make the most effort using their wallet!”
The Unilad article also discussed legal prostitution and escorting in England and the stigma behind it. Men and women who use that type of service probably shell out much more cash. However, the article didn’t mention the amount of money spent on dating sites like eHarmony, Match and other sites, which starts at $50 a month, whether you’re a man or a woman it all adds up.