SCROLL - The average American spends $120K on dating over their lifetime. As a result, according to a survey by LendingTree, 22% of millennials and 19% of Gen Z have begun to incur "dating debt". Another study by Credit Karma found that 29% of people aged 18-34 have accrued debt for a date, with 21% exceeding $500 in dating debt in a year. Reasons include accidental overspending (29%), an attempt to impress dates (28%) and seeking intimacy (19%). But another survey by Finder also reveals that 44% of Gen Zs consider debt a romantic deal-breaker when considering a partner.
by Omar H Fares & Seung Hwan Lee
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