Just because you can't put a price on love doesn't mean San Francisco men won't try.
A new survey shows single men in SF are among the most desperate daters in the country. Whatsyourprice.com, an online dating auction website, conducted a study measuring the average amount of money suitors would shell out on a date. Bay Area males would throw down 62 percent more dough than bachelors in other cities.
In the three weeks studied, San Francisco men were willing to pay $131.70 for a date, SF Weekly reports. The average spending total across the country is $80. San Francisco men were also responsible for 5,318 first date offers in the examined time frame.
But rather than spending more than $100 on a first date, we propose investing that cash in yourself.
Fear not, San Francisco suitors, we've compiled a list of the best places to get first-date ready. A quick makeover, either physical or psychological, could be just the thing needed to go from desperate dater to a confident commodity.
Check out our picks below:
Treat yourself to a day of face and body treatments at Groom. The Castro-based spa boasts a licensed skin therapist, lash tinting and traditional body treatments.
Continue the transformation at at Stript Wax Bar. The speciality boutique takes waxing seriously. Stript secured a spot on Vogue's list of "the best places to get waxed."
Improve your look and your cultural knowledge at Public Barber Salon. The shop mixes art, music and local fashion with good, old fashioned barber services.
Give your locks some love at Mystic Haircutting. The reasonably-priced shop is highly rated and frills-free.
Intimidated by the salon? Head to FSC Barber for spa treatment without spa pretentiousness. The Mission-based shop offers an online selection of products if you can't schedule a visit before Valentine's day.
Amp up your look with new threads from Unionmade. Located between the Mission and the Castro, Unionmade was voted one of the top ten independent men's clothing stores by GQ Magazine. Makeover your appearance with new clothing, shoes and grooming products.
A makeover isn't just about beauty, it's a lifestyle. Join the Wingtip to continue the transformation. The urban refuge offers a modern take on a classic social club. It is complete with restauranteurs, bartenders, and retailers.