Single people in the Midlands feel out-of-pocket after wasting money on bad dates, research shows.
A survey carried out by TopCashback.co.uk revealed 67 per cent of singletons in the Midlands have been on at least four unsuccessful dates in the last year and as a result 42 per cent feel they have lost out financially.
With the average date costing £70 – of which £25 is spent in preparation, £35 on the date itself and £10 catching up with friends to share the juicy details – unsuccessful dates are totalling up to a £280 a year price tag.
The research reveals that 48 per cent of Midlands residents think they have spent too much cash on dates that have not worked out. With a further 53 per cent seeing the money invested in failed dates as wasted.