Houston, You're A Cheap Date
Houston may just be the most romantic city in the world -- the spectacular sunsets caused by refinery pollution, the thrilling moments dodging hurricanes, the long hours spent chatting on the cell while stuck on 59 -- Paris ain't got nothing on us.
Now it turns out that we're a cheap date, too.
Match.com -- in the pure interests of furthering science, and not for the tawdry attempt to get publicity -- did a highly technical study to determine which were the cheapest cities in the country to have a date.
The criteria, established no doubt after hours of academic wrangling: "a casual dinner and two movie tickets."
Houston, you'll be proud to know, came in ninth. Dallas-Fort Worth, 20th.
The cheapest city, Pittsburgh, cost $77.80; the most expensive, LA, cost $126.06.
The top 10 list is full of incredibly trenchant analysis of each city, such as "Pittsburgh -- Dating is a steal in the Steel City," "Indianapolis - The Indy 500 isn't the only thing that gets hearts racing in Indianapolis" and "Detroit -- A night at the drive-in in the Motor City won't break the bank."
So where do you think they went with their Houston capsule? "There will still be a lot of space left in your wallet after a night out in Space City"? "Living large in the nation's fattest city isn't a big deal"? "Prices in Houston are not Astro-nomical"?
None of the above. You know damn well where they went.
"Houston -- Everything is big in this Texas city, except the cost of dating."
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Federal Judge Vacates Tom Brady's 4 Game Suspension For Deflate-Gate
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 2:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 6:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 7:00pm
- Is it Legal For Border Patrol Agents to Shoot and Kill Unarmed Mexican Kids—So Long as...
- Sam Houston State Student Arrested On 4-Year-Old Charge After Stupid Tweet About...