When you consider the amount of time, money, and effort we invest in finding a mate, you can’t help but notice the costs and benefits of dating. We may reach the point where it’s hard to see that it’s worth all of that investment though!
If we weren’t sinking our money in to online dating, going out, gym memberships, and other mate-baiting activities, would we still get the same return on our investment in dating? I can remember an older woman told me to spend less time and money into man hunting and focus on travel and leading a fantastic life. She said she never looked back and said, “Gee, if only I had bought more lipstick!”
It makes me wonder if single people are paying too much for the opportunity to meet someone special. Do you think we spend too much time and money on dating and relationships?
What is the most you are willing to spend to attend a single’s mixer? What about an online dating service or matchmaker?
Do you think the money we spend impacts our self-esteem and ability to attract a mate?
What are your thoughts on dating economics? Have you had to reconsider your approach to dating in this economy?