Good if you love your partner and don’t mind spending the money. In 2010, I spent a fortune on going out all summer.
Personally, it all depends on what my situation at the time is. There have been times where I was studying and working full-time, with blogging thrown in there. Then there were summers where going out and working out felt like my job.
This is rare, but I’ve seen frugality zealots get together and save money like nobody’s business. You’re always out and about trying to meet someone new. My buddy and I literally went out almost every single night. Conversely, you might see some attractive female with an ugly walrus. It’s not that nice guys finish last, it’s just that everyone on this planet wants what they can’t have. My friend used to love online dating because he had his own business and worked long hours.
You’re hoping that your partner pitches in sometimes, but for the most part, the onus is on you to pay. Even if you stop for a quick bite to eat, you have to think about your partner and if they’re hungry or not. Bad if you’re cheap or a personal finance blogger that tracks their spending. You can save money with a partner if you have similar values on finances. Thankfully, I had a job and was making money through blogging. Because she’s attracted to his confidence, attitude, or something else. You can’t try to be logical or to force someone to like you. I used to mock online dating until I met a buddy that sold me on it.
This can really keep you in line and focused on your other goals since you’re not always looking to find a date. It all depends on your lifestyle choices/spending decisions when you’re single compared to being taken. Why would anyone want to be your friend or talk to you? You can start a business, go on cool trips, and save up tons of money. I’ve noticed that the free sites like Plenty of Fish are a joke. They get validated by horny guys that are throwing out essays full of empty compliments. He convinced one of his female friends to create an account. That’s all that I have to say about the economics of being single compared to dating. If you’re taken, don’t forget that you’re still an individual.
When you’re dating you don’t have to stress about going out, paying for expensive dates, or worrying about the next time you’re going to get laid. Don’t even try to tell me that sex isn’t a priority for you. Having a partner means that you never have to worry about the next time you’re going to be with someone. You don’t realize how important it is until you’re not getting any. When you meet someone new it’s usually a short-term relationship, and you’re back out on the hunt. Luckily, we figured out how to cut costs (taking the bus and pre-drinking). Others are out every single night looking for another story. How can you become more attractive/interesting instantly? Life’s too short and this is the best time in life to take control of everything. He didn’t have time to get drunk every weekend or to spend his evenings gallivanting. The aforementioned buddy who just moved in with his girlfriend, he met her online. If you’re single, take the time to improve yourself and to meet as many people as you can.
I threw out random quotes to be a jerk while a buddy whined about his most recent break up. Life’s far too short to spend it feeling sorry for yourself. I’ve saved some money and been on a few dates and in a few relationships, so I figured I would write the article that nobody else wants to in the personal finance world. The amount of money that you spend when you’re single vs when you’re in a relationship is drastically different. I can’t tell you what to do here because I’ve never fully moved in with someone. Others love their independence and have no issues with meeting women. I do feel that you spend more money when you’re single only because you go out more often and don’t have anyone to keep you in check.