Being single is costing you a fortune.  According to a new survey by, a single person spends an average of $1,741 per year on dating and going out.  That includes things like $650 a year on bars, $431 on clothes, and $350 on hair and grooming. 

And after all that, the average person only goes on 24 dates per year... So that comes to what?  Just over $72 per date, right?

I'm either cheap or things have gotten a LOT more expensive since I was dating.