Single men in Boston paying women for Valentine’s Day dates

Boston bachelors are bidding on women this Valentine's Day. Photo by Abovethelaw.com
Boston bachelors are bidding on women this Valentine’s Day. Photo by Abovethelaw.com

A report released today by an online dating website shows that Boston men are putting their money where their heart is this Valentine’s season.

According to WhatsYourPrice.com, a site that lets its members bid for a first date, Boston accounted for 2,474 first-date offers during the four-week period before Valentine’s Day.

Over the past month, men paid an average of $131.70 for a first date, which is 62 percent higher than the website’s annual average of $80.

“Our study revealed that as Valentine’s Day neared, both the number of offers and the average first date price steadily increased,” said Brandon Wade, the website’s CEO. “Offering money for a first date is rather unconventional in the dating world, but it proves that Valentine’s Day is as important a holiday for singles as it is for couples.”

A total of 369,282 first date offers were made across the nation, according to the site.

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