YORK CITY DATING
(New York City lands on
top based on results from Dateable.com's 14 City cost
of dating Index)
eighty-year old Doris Drum began dating young men in
the neighborhood, in 1932, a movie cost about 25 cents
and that included a candy bar and a comic book.
Grandma Drum reminisces: "My brother, Leck, was given
a $1.00 bill from our Dad to take a girl out on a date.
How things have changed."
Dateable.com Visitor from Nebraska
usually spend about $100.00 on a date. Cant
really get around it. Soda and popcorn at a movie,
alone, runs like $10.00. I guess you could save money
with a picnic or something, but nobody does that stuff
30-year-old from Los Angeles
do you want to do? I dont know, what do you want
to do? Well, lets get a bite to eat and hit a
movie. Not so fast ...If youre in a major American
city, you better have at least $100.00 to $125.00 in
what? New York tops the list.
one of the longest running Internet romance communities,
just completed the initial phase of their cost of dating
index designed to give rough comparative estimates of
the cost of dating in the following 14 American cities:
Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New
Jersey, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland,
San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tuscon.
many dating costs have remained the same for the past
few years, some have skyrocketed. The following figures
were estimated from an index of flowers (single stem
red rose), average dinner and tip (estimated from a
group of "favorite picks" from a variety of restaurant
guides), movie tickets (randomly selected movie theatres),
two drinks, and transportation (either cab fare or .31
cents per mile @ 15 miles).
biggest variable, of course, is food costs. All other
costs being nearly equal, here are the results. Not
surprisingly, cities like New York, Chicago and San
Francisco top the list. But, whats at the bottom?
well take a look at sporting events in some of
& Movie: A Look at 14 Cities
cost of food by thieves behind movie concession counters
was not included in our initial survey. We also compared
the average cost for a pair of average basketball tickets
(in those cities with teams).
& Basketball Game: A Look at 6 Cities
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