You can't put a price tag on love, but Valentine's gifts will set the average adult back €56 this year.
A recent survey estimates that lovebirds around Ireland will be spending up to €200 million on their Valentine’s this year. Good news for restaurants and card shops, no doubt!
Irish adults, who are single or in a relationship go on an average of 16 dates per year, the Circle Pay survey found. Those that are married seem to be keeping the flame alive by going on the most dates per year (24) and spending the most on dates (€68).
Irish people spend on average €60 on a date and €130 is the most someone would spend on a date.
The act of splitting restaurant and drinks bills comes under the spotlight regularly as the nation tunes into First Dates Ireland each week.
Can’t buy me love?
Out of the 7,000 adults surveyed, 1 in 5 women said they always let their date pay for the bill.
44% of daters prefer to split the bill whereas 34% prefer to pay the whole bill. However, if the date is not going well, daters are more inclined to split the bill (60%). 40% of daters believe that paying the whole bill will result in a second date and 1 in 4 are more likely to share a kiss.
Unashamedly, 10% of daters admitted to going on a date for free food and 1 in 3 said they would expect the bill to be paid in full if they were invited to the date.
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