Writer and self-described “manic pixie wannabe-economist” Ninja Economics has put together this look at the cost of the average date in all 50 states and, uh, some of you all have a very weird idea about what a date should cost. For crying out loud.

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Attention, New Yorkers: what are you people doing? You all buying each other brand new cars up there? No wonder they say it’s hard to date in NYC. You have to sell plasma for three months just to afford the tip.

Look, a “date” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Some dates might be expensive. Some don’t have to cost a dime.

We’ve talked about this here at RELEVANT quite a bit. There is no reason for cost to ever be a huge barrier in planning an evening of romance, and there is no thoughtfulness can go a very long way when your bank account can’t. Unless you live in New York City apparently because then, whew, good luck.