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The average first date in the UK costs £41.20, with gender playing a role — men usually spend £50 on first dates, while women spend £36. However, after the first impression is established, the next date usually costs less, or an average of £28.83.

When asked about paying the bill, 40% shared the opinion that men should pay for the first date, while almost half (47%) prefer splitting the bill following a first date, rising to 62% when asked about subsequent dates.