If you live in a big city, you may laugh at that modest sum.Our friends over at Brokelyn (a site for bright, broke young things) did the math and even on a budget, the average New Yorker would blow most of that allowance in a single night.“And I was like, ‘Bye.’ Where are all the real men? Although what these guys did was in poor taste, financial expert and author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox defends them, noting that going Dutch is a sensitive topic.

But even on a regular day, dating isn’t necessarily cheap, and this particular generation has to deal with some extraordinary financial circumstances.

Lower salaries and decreased financial security has forced some to tighten their belts in every aspect of life, including love A recent study by showed that American singles spend about $60 a month on dating.

If, on the other hand, your date has made it clear she has money but just doesn’t want to be parted with it, she most probably falls into the cheap category.

By no means are we saying that if your date earns a good wage then they should be taking you out to expensive bars every night, but you have to ask if they’re going to be equally unforthcoming with their time, or their emotions.

What we’re talking about is whether it’s possible to date someone who’s obsessed with counting the pennies – and whether they’ll ever appreciate you over their money. When dating cheap doesn’t equal careful Most people don’t have lots of money to spend on a posh meal out or a luxury holiday, and that’s ok.

Sometimes the simplest experiences can create the best memories.

Venmo, a peer-to-peer payment app owned by Pay Pal and popular with millennials, isn’t just letting 20-somethings split cab fares and utility bills — it’s turning guys into really stingy dates.

Shaquan Bailey, a 22-year-old caretaker, was thrilled when a guy she met online invited her out for their third date at a restaurant near her Bed-Stuy apartment.

She found the man charming over pizza and wine and, like a gentleman, he picked up the check and then walked Bailey back to her apartment.