Men Value Love $73 More Than Sex According to Online Dating Study

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It’s a common belief that men value sex more than love. However, a new study conducted by online dating website shows the opposite is true. When given the chance to put a price on a first date, men consistently priced the opportunity to have a first date with someone they may fall in love with higher than with someone they are only interested in having casual relationship with. To be exact, the dating study concludes than men value the opportunity to fall in love more than the opportunity to have sex by $73.

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Can money buy love?

The stereotype that men value sex more than love is wrong. Our online dating study shows men value love more than sex by over 60%., the premier online dating website where users buy or sell first dates, just announced the results of a three month long study which concludes that men value love $73 more than sex.

According to the online dating study, men seeking casual or no-strings-attached relationships paid an average of $121 for a first date, whereas single men looking for serious long-term relationships paid an average of $194 for the opportunity of finding love.

“We often hear the stereotype that men value sex and women value love,” says Founder & CEO of and MIT alumni, Brandon Wade. “Our online dating study shows this stereotype is wrong. In fact, men value love more than sex by over 60%.”

The online dating study also finds that men who seek only casual or no-strings attached relationships tend to be serial daters and more prolific, paying for first dates over 2.1 times more, than commitment-minded men.

Dating Advice for Women

According to, the online dating study translates directly into a few important, yet practical first date advice for women who are searching for love online:

1. Generosity: A woman who wants love should take note of where men takes her on the first date, and how much he is willing to spend. Men who seek love will treat women with greater respect and generosity than men who only want sex.

2. Patience: Men who seeks love are consistently more patient than men who only want sex. When they say patience is a virtue, it truly is. If you want a man to love you, don't sleep with him on the first, second or third date. Make him wait.

3. Eyes Tell All: Pay attention! On the first date, take a close look at the man's eyes. Men who seek love will shower women with focused and undivided attention, while men interested only in sex will scour the room for other women.

The Methodology

Over 50,000 men were included in this online dating study. To determine the value of love and sex, the average price members paid for a first date on was calculated. The value of love is determined as the price paid for a first date by singles looking only for long-term relationships and marriage. The value of sex is calculated as the price paid for a first date by those seeking short-term relationships, extra-marital affairs and casual relationships.

About InfoStream Group

InfoStream Group is a leading social networking company that operates a number of online dating personals including: - the first and only online dating marketplace for buying and selling first dates; - the leading Sugar Daddy personals for those seeking mutually beneficial relationships; and - the leading Millionaire matchmaking website for wealthy and beautiful singles.

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