Singles Study Reveals Increasing Demand for First Dates on Valentine’s Day
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, February 11, 2013, 11:54 AM EST
While Valentine’s Day is the most common date night for couples, more singles are going to great lengths to seek their own valentine. A dating survey conducted by WhatsYourPrice.com, the world’s only dating-auction website, found that more first date offers (369,282) are made the 4 weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day compared to any month of the year. Men even paid an average of $131.70 for a first date on Valentine’s Day, which is 62 percent higher than the annual average first date offer of $80 on the website
How far would you go to get a date this Valentine’s Day? For some singles, not even money is an issue. A singles study conducted by WhatsYourPrice.com, the world’s only dating auction website, discovered that Valentine’s Day isn’t strictly for couples.
369,282 first-date offers were made the 4 weeks preceding Valentine’s Day—the most of any one-month period of the year.
In fact, New York alone accounted for 27,733 first-date offers during this 4-week period, which is 1st on WhatsYourPrice.com’s “Top 5 Cities for Singles Seeking Valentines”. Men even paid an average of $131.70 for a first date, which is 62 percent higher than the site’s annual average of $80 on the website.
Top 5 Cities for Singles Seeking Valentines (Number of First-Date Offers)
1.) New York, NY – 27,733
2.) Los Angeles, CA – 22,341
3.) Miami, FL – 20,162
4.) Chicago, IL – 13,294
5.) Las Vegas, NV – 6,647
“Our study revealed that as Valentine’s Day neared, both the number of offers and the average first date price steadily increased,” says Brandon Wade, the CEO and Founder of WhatsYourPrice.com. “Offering money for a first date is rather unconventional in the dating world, but it proves that Valentine’s Day is as important a holiday for singles as it is for couples.”
First Date Offers Leading to Valentine’s Day (National Survey)
Week 1 (January 11-17): 73,341 Offers
Average First Date Price: $127.32
Week 2 (January 18-24): 92,523 Offers
Average First Date Price: $128.55
Week 3 (January 25-31): 101,091 Offers
Average First Date Price: $130.18
Week 4 (February 1-7): 102,327 Offers
Average First Date Price: $131.70
WhatsYourPrice.com is the world’s largest online dating website where members bid for first dates. The website gives “generous” members the opportunity to date “attractive” members who may not even give them a chance on traditional dating websites.
WhatsYourPrice.com is the only online dating website where first dates are bought and sold, and has been featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN, Anderson and the Huffington Post. WhatsYourPrice.com was founded by Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of a number of successful niche online dating websites including the number one Sugar Daddy Dating website - SeekingArrangement.com, the number one travel dating website - MissTravel.com, and the millionaire matchmaker website - SeekingMillionaire.com.