Does the expression “Cheap Date” take on new meaning? Is love tied to the economy? Or, is finding that special someone considered a necessity, even in a recession?
Investing in a dating service membership may be considered a luxury good/service, but despite consumers’ fall in discretionary income, the demand for professional matchmaking remains the same. People view dating as a necessity and traditional brick and mortar dating services continue to grow.
“When times get tough, it helps to have someone there for you. People realize this. They don’t want to go it alone. They can’t control the economy, but they can be proactive and take charge of their love lives. That’s why we haven’t experienced a drop in membership,” explained Paul A. Falzone, CEO of The Right One and Together Dating, the largest traditional dating service in the world.
He continued, “The shift that we have seen is a significant increase in credit card payments for memberships. That, and people are just not going on really extravagant dates.”
Singles are using less cash and going out on more creative, yet inexpensive, dates. From catching a show at a community theater instead of buying ticket for a play at a major theater to choosing restaurants small on price and big on ambiance, singles are finding many ways to save money yet still have a great time on a date.
“It really isn’t about where you go, what you do or how much money you spend on a date. It’s about who you’re with,” noted Falzone.
Looking for additional “low cost” date ideas? How about going to a local artist’s Art Opening; a wine tasting event; a moonlit picnic on the beach; a long walk in the park; a concert at a coffee house; ice skating or bowling? There are a vast number of activities that make for a great date – don’t be afraid to get creative.
Now catering to more than 300,000 members at over 50 locations throughout North America, The Right One and Together Dating and Singles Station affiliate are the largest brick and mortar dating services in the industry. The Right One and Together Dating offer a more consistent product, a greater number of potentially compatible mates and added value of flexibility in transferring memberships to another geographic region.
The Right One’s offices and affiliates located throughout the United States include: California (San Diego); Colorado (Glendale); Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Downers Grove, Rockford and Normal); Massachusetts (Norwell, Newton, Shrewsbury and Woburn); Michigan (Bingham Farms); Nebraska (Omaha and Lincoln); Nevada (Las Vegas); New Jersey (Cherry Hill); Pennsylvania (King of Prussia); Rhode Island (Warwick); Texas (Dallas, Austin); Utah (Salt Lake City) and Wisconsin (Madison, Appleton, Elm Grove).
North American locations and affiliates of Together are: Georgia (Savannah); Indiana (Ft. Wayne, Carmel, Mishawaka); Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville); Louisiana (Metairie); Maryland (Columbia, Frederick); Minnesota (Edina); Nevada (Reno); New Hampshire (Hooksett, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem); Ohio (Cincinnati); South Carolina (Greenville); Texas (San Antonio) and Virginia (Falls Church).
Singles Station Dating Company affiliate offices are conveniently located in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bentonville, Fort Smith and Little Rock, Arkansas; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; and Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri. For more information about Singles Station, please visit www.singlesstation.com or call 866-807-LOVE (5683).