Prepare Your Pocket: Infla-dating Is Here

In the world of slang and slangy dating, the latest portmanteau word is infla-dating.  

We have the dating app Plenty of Fish to thank. In a recent survey, PoF found that due to the general increase in the price of goods and services, such as food, drink, transportation, clothing, and housing GenZs are prioritizing more budget-friendly dates.

Of 8,000 respondents, 48% of single millennials and Gen Zers advocated for cheaper date options.

The Zoosk team examined the price of a date in the US as of May 2021. The average cost of a date is $97.67.

This estimate might be higher if we take into account 2022's high record for inflation and consumer prices. As the rising cost of living causes budgets to tighten, it's understandable that more singles may seek out frugal alternatives to meet potential partners.

According to Melissa Stone, an in-house relationship expert for Joy Love Dolls, the term is a relatively new concept, but many people will already be familiar with finding cheaper date ideas. But now, it is becoming increasingly popular and is gaining more attention in the dating scene.

What Infla-dating Is

It shouldn't matter how much a date costs. What matters is making real connections.

The Bright Side of Infla-dating

Stone notes that Infla-dating has many positives. “It can provide you with the perfect opportunity to get to know someone on a deeper level while having fun and saving money,” she says.

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