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There may be another reason for clients to try finding a mate online — it’s cheaper than traditional methods, according to businessinsider.com.

In fact, a new study by ConvergEx Group estimates the average courtship for traditional dating lasts 42 months, compared to 18.5 months for those who meet online. And when you estimate about $130 a week per date for couples who meet off-line ($100 for dinner at a nice restaurant and $30 for movie tickets), that cost balloons to $23,660 over the 3.5 years.

Compare that to $239 per year for an online membership on a dating website, and the savings are obvious.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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