The average person spends about 5 and half years DATING before settling down with the one they will be with forever.
That said…that is a lot of dates, and thanks to one survey—it shows the average adult spends $20,200 on dates. Seems a little high, with average date coming in at $43.50. Although the survey did find that on average the most EXPENSIVE dates cost men about $224 and for women about $93.
I wasn’t much of a dater, but even going on dates with my boyfriend now, I can see how it adds up quickly.