Dating and the Credit Crunch
Someone asked me at an event recently as to whether or not singles companies would suffer during the Credit Crunch. I replied that this really wouldn’t be an issue as single people will always want to find other singles and are prepared to pay to meet the right ones.
A recent survey by a large American site True.com backed this up with some very interesting findings. They polled 1000′s of singles and found that:
49% of men and 36% of women stated they would not curb their dating spending in a tight economy.
73% of men and 68% of women feel secure in their current financial situation
95% of men and 87% of women agree that it does not matter if you make more money than the person you are dating.
87% of men and 80% of women responded they would stay in a relationship where their partner had substantial credit card debt or had filed for bankruptcy.
67% of women and 66% of men claim they have never kept financial secrets from someone they are dating.
Dating really doesn’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of low budget or even free options out there. Museums and Art Galleries are instant icebreakers and offer lots to talk about. If you pay them a small yearly membership fee then you’ll get invited to special “preview and launch” evenings. Your date will feel privileged to attend such exclusive events and you’ll gain instant kudos. Bookstores often hold talks from well known authors too. Rather than spending a fortune on a meal in a restaurant, it can be very romantic to arrange a picnic in a park. Even when the weather turns cold, nobody is going to fail to be impressed with some hot chocolate or mulled wine.
The Single Solution offer great value events and online dating that attract quality members. If you book up early ( or become a Premium member) then you’ll get even bigger discounts.