Going Dutch Still Not Sexy; Couples Spending More on Dinner Than Gifts
V-Day dinner is always a pricey affair. Those surveyed said that they expect to spend an average of $158.43 on dinner for two, that's up from $142.11 in 2013. But how much is too much to spend on a V-Day dinner date? $258.98 is the breaking point, according to our surveyors, with males ($277.04) willing to spend more than females ($249.99).
So how about splitting up the check for a little financial relief? Most folks say: forget it. Only 10% say that they expect to go dutch, with the overwhelming majority of respondents saying that either they (56%) or their date (34%) will pick up the full bill.
For some, a romantic night on the town isn't enough, you also have to show up with a special gift: 58% percent say that they will give gifts on February 14. But most folks are spending more on a big meal than the gift itself. The reported average spend this year is $93.17, down from last year's average spend of $103.79. Add that to the average price of dinner, and you're in it for over $250. Cupid's arrows don't come cheap, that's for sure.
Do you intend to pay for the entire dinner out?
No, my date will pay: 34%
No, we plan to go dutch: 10%