It’s not what you’d expect...
Have you ever wondered how much it actually costs to have sex these days?
Sex-positive Internet superstore Adam & Eve has, and they've found the answers in some serious detail!
As a bonus starter, we'll let you know right off the bat that guys who spend MORE money on a first date are MORE likely to be looking for a relationship and LESS likely to try to rush you into bed!
The size the of his wallet shouldn't matter, but turns out that how much he's willing to invest in your first date can be a MAJOR indicator of where he'd like to see you — in his bed, or in his future.
Want to know how much it REALLY costs to get someone in bed? Check out the images from their detailed infographic to see what else they've discovered.
Adam & Eve's study sought to detemine the real cost of getting laid.
Survey participants were asked the the following questions:
- How much do you spend on a first date?
- How do you invest in a first date in non-monetary ways?
- Have you ever felt expected to have sex on a first date because he/she spent a lot of money on you?
- Is there a price point to "guarantee" you will get laid?
Here's a look at what they found ...
The data estimates the average amount spent on a first date to be around $80.
70% of men and 78% of women spend between $1 - $90 per first date.
As for cheapskates, 11% more women get away with spending $0 on a date, while men are 19% more likely to spend more than $100 on a date than women are.
Dr. Kat Van Kirk listed the following items as standard date costs:
- Gas or a cab
- A movie or show
- Condoms and lube
- A hotel room
(I am totally confused as to why all of these people have to get hotel rooms, but OK. No one asked me.)
Non-monetary investments included:
- Time and effort to text or call in order to "woo" the object of their dating desire.
- Time and effort spent to "clean yourself up."
- Time and effort spent cleaning your car or apartment.
- Time and effort spent building your confidence by talking with friends about plans.
- Time and effort spent on Yelp or other methods of researching where to go and what to do.
Unsurprisingly, women are 12% more likely to feel sex is expected.
Only 6% of men have ever felt sex was expected of them because of the amount of money spent on them by their date.
Whereas 18% of women have believed their date expected to get laid.
Which, BTW, is totally NOT cool.
Perhaps most interesting is that men who spent less money ...
... were more likely to have sex!
In fact, guys who spent more than $240 on a first date ...
... were found to be 34% more likely to end up in a serious relationship with that person.
As far as overriding conclusions go, I'd suggest the answer to whether or not there is any specific price point that guarantees any certainty of first date sex is an emphatic no.
I'm just guessing here, but ...
... it seems perfectly reasonable to infer that men who spend less on their first date succeed in their effort to get laid because they make of point to heading the date in that direction.
It's the guys who care enough to spend more considerable time and money who also care enough to pace themselves by getting to know a woman better and holding off on sexual advances until they have done so.