New couples spend almost £3,000 during the honeymoon phase

14 May 2019

The average honeymoon phase costs couples £245 more a month than settling down

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It’s a relationship stage that most couples look back on with fond memories and warm feelings – but the honeymoon phase comes with a considerable price tag, a survey has revealed.

Codes.co.uk has found that the first few months of a new relationship can cost couples £370 a month. More than 2,000 people took part in the survey which found that the average honeymoon phase lasts eight months, costing a significant total of £2,960. 

Couples in the honeymoon-phase are likely to go on dates two to three times a week compared to those settling down, who tend to go out just once or twice a month. The biggest expenses for new couples were found to be dining and drinks out, surprising one another with gifts and days out together. 

Dating someone new can also cost £245 more a month than couples settling down, the findings revealed. In comparison, couples that have passed the honeymoon phase have significantly reduced relationship costs, spending an average of £125 a month on activities such as eating out and getting takeaways in together. 

However, the findings also revealed that 62% of couples prefer the settling down phase that follows the honeymoon period. 

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In the first eight months of a relationship, couples are likely to surprise one another once a month with a gift, costing an average of £45. Once past the eight month mark, couples who are settled down are could go as long as nine months without giving one another gifts and when they do so, the price tag is a significantly lower at just £6. 

Consumer savings expert at Codes.co.uk Dilusha Hettiralalage said: “There are plenty of ways to spend time with a new partner that don’t involve spending a lot.”

“Couples shouldn’t be sad when they feel that the honeymoon phase has passed, as there are so many benefits to being settled. You become truly comfortable with someone, enjoy each other’s company without having to go out and get dressed up and save plenty of money – as we’ve found.” 

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