The True Cost of Modern Dating for Young Men

Amanda Claypool
6 min readDec 11, 2023
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash

What’s the cost of dating in the modern world?

A recent CNBC article noted that some singles are forking over hundreds — even thousands — of dollars each month in the hopes of finding love.

This isn’t an accident. It’s by design.

The revenue model of popular dating apps like Hinge, Tinder, Bumble, and Match is predicated on paid users…

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Amanda Claypool

I’m a writer & strategy consultant musing about the future of the world as it’s unfolding. Stay ahead of the curve: https://amandaclaypool.ck.page/reading-list