NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Dating and maintaining relationships isn't cheap—especially in the city that never sleeps.
According to a recent study, the average cost of a date in the United States is roughly $100, but New York tops the list as the most expensive, as dates will set back with a whopping average of almost $300.
According to Jennifer Zucher of Project Soulmate, a first date should be 1-2 drinks max and the average should be $150.00 per couple with an activity involved, because dates should be about shared interests—not about showing off.
"I think they're also considering people who go extravagant on first dates like a Knicks game or a Broadway show," says Zucher of the study. "They're trying to impress the guy or girl—that's probably what it is."
New Jersey was the second most expensive state for dates.