Reveals Top 10 Most Affordable Cities for Dating; Pittsburgh Tops the List

DALLAS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- With contradictory economic news coming out each day leaving Americans counting every penny, has found that there are still plenty of cities around the country where a romantic night out won't break the bank.


Pittsburgh tops this year's list with a casual dinner and two movie tickets costing $77.80. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the same date in the most expensive city on the list, Los Angeles, comes in at $126.06.


The following list uncovers the top 10 most affordable cities for dating in the United States based on research conducted by

    1.  Pittsburgh - Dating is a steal in the Steel City.
    2.  Detroit - A night at the drive-in in the Motor City won't break the
    3.  Sacramento, Calif. - When it comes to cheap dates this place is the
    4.  Phoenix - The desert heat won't dry up your bank account.
    5.  Indianapolis - The Indy 500 isn't the only thing that gets hearts
        racing in Indianapolis.
    6.  St. Louis, Mo. - The Gateway to love doesn't have to be expensive in
        St. Louis.
    7.  Tampa - St. Petersburg, Fla. - With such cheap date prices, residents
        practically live like buccaneers in this Florida city.
    8.  Orlando - Daytona Beach, Fla. - Another reason this is the "happiest
        place on Earth:" romantic dates that won't deplete your checking
    9.  Houston - Everything is big in this Texas city, except the cost of
    10. Charlotte, N.C. - Guys in North Carolina have a lot to smile about --
        Southern belles and inexpensive dates.


Extended List 11-25

    11. Atlanta
    12. Denver
    13. Cleveland
    14. Miami
    15. Portland, Ore.
    16. Minneapolis - St. Paul
    17. Seattle
    18. Philadelphia
    19. Boston
    20. Dallas - Fort Worth
    21. Washington, D.C.
    22. Chicago
    23. New York
    24. San Francisco
    25. Los Angeles tips for recession proof dating:

  1. Make a good impression-ism: Most museums offer free admission one night a week.
  2. Find each other's chi: Many fitness centers and yoga studios offer intro classes giving first timers the chance to find each other's chi absolutely free of charge.
  3. Have an Earth date: Invite your date to volunteer at a local park cleanup and contribute to the earth and your love life at the same time.
  4. Read between the lines - go to a bookstore: Bookstores are often hosts to authors from around the world, celebrities and sports heroes, making your local bookstore the most interesting free venue in town.
  5. Get your game on: One of the best ways to get the pheromones flying is with a little friendly competition, so grab a roll of quarters and hit the local arcade.







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