Happy Tax Day, everyone! In honor of the occasion, Match.com conducted a survey to discover how singles feel money and dating. Perhaps not unsurprisingly, men are “three times more likely to think there are high expectations on how much money they need to spend.” What men may not realize is that spending all that money isn’t necessary. According to the survey, “most women don’t want expensive dates; they’d prefer something more casual.” After the jump, a few more findings about singles, dating and money.
* 46% of women would be fine if their date used a coupon to pay for the date.
* Over half of men are spending more than $50 on a date. Women, on the other hand, are three times more likely to only spend $25 or less on the actual date.
* Women spend more money on activities to prepare for their dates than men. 53% said they spend money in advance on new outfits and pre-date grooming. 65% of women spend more than $50 on preparing for the date.
* A majority of singles (82%) that are surveyed said that financially generous actions like tipping, donating and tithing would increase their interest in their date.
So, do any of these findings surprise you? If you’re a woman, how would you feel if your date used a coupon? Would it make a difference if it was the first date or not? Does the amount of money a man spends affect how you feel about him or the date? Do you think it’s unfair that men spend more on dates, or do you think it’s justified considering how much women spend on grooming and looking good? Do you think we’ll still having these discussions in fifty years? [via prnewswire.com]