If You're Single, You're Spending This Much More Money Than Couples

by Sheena Sharma
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I have some fun facts for single people out there. Actually, they may not be that fun.

According to a new poll that surveyed over 2,000 British people in the 18 to 30 age range, the average single person in London spend roughly £5,772 more than those in relationships.

For all you non-Brits out there, that's about $7,580, which translates to around $632 more a month. Yeah, that's some serious dough. (I always thought this was true, but now I have the facts and figures to back it up.)

So, what exactly are we spending our money on? The top three things are takeout food, restaurants and nights out, including going to bars, clubs and all that. That all makes sense because if I'm not eating my feelings, I'm usually drinking them away.

And the numbers back up my drinking habits, too.

Researchers also found single people, on average, drink nearly three times as much as those in relationships. Specifically, singletons are spending $59 a week on booze, whereas people in relationships spend $22.

Researchers suggested the difference in spending money on booze boils down to couples usually splitting the bill when going out for dinner or drinks. Single people are all about getting hammered and looking their best.

The fourth most popular thing we single people spend our cash on is clothes. Again, that makes sense if you think about it.

I feel like all my single friends, myself included, are constantly buying new clothes to make ourselves feel good because we don't really have a partner to give us compliments all the time.

I told you society discriminates against single people.

The next time my mom yells at me for overspending, I'm going to tell her it simply isn't my fault, and that there are just no good men out there.

Citations: Being single apparently costs £6k a year more than being in a relationship (Metro UK)