Forget Your Tax Refund Online Dating Can Save You Thousands

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Forget Your Tax Refund. Online Dating Can Save You Thousands

Gina Stewart
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Tax season is upon us, which gets everybody thinking about their bottom line. Have you thought about the cost of courtship to your life? Are you already a frugal singleton who thinks dating is expensive?

New research shows online dating is more economical than traditional dating if you’re searching for a spouse.

Offline dating couples date an average of 42 months from meeting to marriage, while online daters average 18.5 months for that same end-game result along with an estimated $23,000 savings in courtship costs.

Can you say, “Holy house down payment!” or for those who live dangerously, “Holy 23,000 scratch-off lotto tickets!”

Why are online daters quicker to get to the alter?

First of all, many online daters could possibly be seen as more serious with their intent. They are arguably more focused on finding someone than the general single person who doesn’t do online dating.

Online daters are actively seeking someone to date/mate. By signing up for a dating website and actively using it, they are effectively “putting themselves out there” in the search to find a match.

Even if the offline dater is active in searching for someone, no single service makes more singles accessible to them than online dating.

Work, bars, speed dating, matchmakers — none could come close to the numbers. By sheer volume, the online dater has more prospective people to access who are also looking for marriage.

With many sites, a dater can list their intent.

They can further hone in exactly who those other serious daters are.

Other singletons may be interested in dating but don’t take as many active steps to finding someone as the online dater does. This means their dating behavior is more roundabout and they must spend more time ($) dating to find the right person to marry.

Online daters’ searches can be more streamlined to finding a specific fit of a person.

I’ve mentioned it before, but what are the odds of meeting someone randomly offline who meets all the criteria of what you’re looking for in a spouse?

Online daters have way more efficiency and know so much more about a person before they even meet, which makes many superfluous dates unnecessary.

“Six dates at a cost of $50 each

pays for a year of online dating.”

Think about this:

When you’re out on a date with someone you just met, how comfortable are you to ask the hard stuff upfront? Many a mom and dating coach have espoused going on three dates with someone before you decide you aren’t interested.

With online dating, so many facts are available at a glance of a completed profile.

A friend of mine met a guy at the airport. It took her more than six dates and several weeks to learn this guy had a kid, his religious preferences, politics and he was divorced.

All of this is really important stuff! This is the stuff you find out in about 30 seconds on online dating, but six dates at even a cost of $50 each — well that pays for a year of any online dating site you choose.

The average dating site customer spends just $239 a year for online memberships, but you can actually spend zero on any of the thousands of free dating sites and apps.

For all you penny pinchers out there…

Save yourself  thousands of dollars in courting costs and a lot of time. You’re probably not getting any better looking, so your time is of the essence. Turn to online dating to find your sweetie.

Does money influence how you date? Would you spend your tax return to sign up for an online dating site?

Source: businessinsider.com. Photo source: toptenpk.com

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