A Closer Look At Students’ Dating Life And Its Price


Being single is a luxury that not everyone can afford. From the expenses of new clothing and accessories, to the ever – increasing ticket prices of theatres and cinemas, dating hits Brits’ pockets hard. Ralitsa Arabadzhieva reports

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According to eHarmony’s recent survey in 2018 singles in Britain would spend the striking 96 million hours, and the astonishing £2 billion on bad dating.

Yet, the waste of money and time seem to be the least concern here, as 16% of the surveyed reveal that how disheartened they are after a bad date, and 13% admit they even get to depression after such.

In fact, 33% fear they would never find anyone compatible and 51% actually do not even expect to be dating this year. Finding the one nowadays is indeed very high – priced.

Following these revelations, we embarked on a quest to uncover how often students date, and just how dear it is to find the perfect match.

One student said: “So, I would say may be two dates in a month. I would say the first date is always the most important date and you get to see what the other person character is like the most. So, I wouldn’t spend too much money, I would say may be £30 on each date. Going for coffee if we really like each other a drink afterwards, ideally”.

Another student said: “I would say I go two to three in a week. So that’s probably eight, up to ten in a month and I probably spend about £30 on a date, so that’s probably £300 in a month. That’s a lot more than I thought it was”.

So, with the £30 students’ investment on a date, finding the one in harsh times like these it’s getting excessively costly for the average student’s budget.

Written by Ralitsa

Journalism student covering the latest scoops across London.

R. Arabadzhieva