Of those surveyed, 88% spent nothing on more focused dating efforts and 38% spent nothing on dating-related activities.Still, the survey estimates that with more than 100 million single adults in the USA (according to 2013 Census data) singles' dating-related spending totals more than billion a year.The spending includes money either spent on dates or to find dates — with cash toward food, drinks, event tickets, admission fees, clubs, hobbies and religious activities.
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MORE: Live video chats latest online dating trend MORE: Texting upends dating culture MORE: What singles want in a partner This fourth annual survey, provided exclusively to USA TODAY, asked 137 questions about dating, relationships and sex, including "How much money do you spend on your dating life (seeking dates and on dates) per month?
"Like Doggett, many singles aren't spending a lot on dating-related services — the average in the survey was just .69 a month, compared with .84 spent on going out and socializing.
In states with low cost of living, for instance, your income might stretch a lot further, which means cheaper or more frequent dates, depending on what you value more — or your level of stamina.
With a bit more financial leverage, on the other hand, you might appreciate a state with relatively more attractions guaranteeing new experiences for both you and your potential other half.