It's Just Lunch, the premier dating service for busy professionals with 100 locations worldwide, surveyed 3,968 singles nationwide and found that 51% of men have had over 6 first dates in the past year, while 58% of women had had just 4 first dates in the past year. Single women in the rest of the country should talk to the Southern women; 22% of single women in the South report they have had over 9 first dates in the past year.
With all of those first dates, how much are singles spending? 51% of men in the U.S. spend over $100 a month on dates, and 29% spend over $150. 82% of men in Los Angeles spend over $150 a month on dates.
Women are spending a lot less. Nearly 2/3 of U.S. women spend less than $50 a month. With all the first dates the Southern women are going on, they are not spending very much. Over 75% of women in the South spend less than $50 a month on dates.