STUDY: Gay Men Spend More on First Dates Than Straight Men—But Not in Philly
From the hall of funny studies comes this one from date auction site WhatsYourPrice.com, which shows that gay bachelors in the U.S. spend quite a bit more on a first date than their heterosexual counterparts
WhatsYourPrice, which boasts 87,000 gay users, pulled member data to determine how much single men are spending on a first date. Turns out gay men spend a none-too-shabby average of $184, while straight dudes pay about $120.
The a rep from the site sent me a list of the top 10 most generous cities:
- Minneapolis – $446 (average on a first date)
- Orlando – $395
- Indianapolis – $391
- Detroit – $300
- Pittsburgh – $271
- Memphis – $250
- Atlanta – $249
- Chicago – $241
- Phoenix – $213
- San Francisco – $202
As you’ll see Pittsburgh gets an impressive No. 5 spot … but where’s Philly? Way, way down there, according to the rep. “The average offer for gay men in Philadelphia is $110.00,” he told me. “Which is $74 below the national average of $184 for a first date.” That’s also $10 less than the average for straight guys. Where are you taking your dates, fellas? Tabu for tater tots?!