5 Reasons why being in a relationship is better than dating in a GFC
There are a thousand reasons why mature singles should be living with a partner. Global financial crisis makes it much more obligatory. Some of the important reasons are discussed below:
Living expenses: Lowest living expense of a mature single or senior single person living alone in Australia is about $500 according to the figures given by The World Bank. However with the needs of an individual, this cost could grow or shrink. If you are living with your partner, that means that you are sharing the expenses together, then you will have to bare almost $300 as a single person. Now you are saving $200 a month if you are living with a partner.
Food: Food is the basic necessity of a single person. It is seen that this can also be reduced if a person is not living alone. If you buy a milk pack of 500ml, it will cost you around $4. On the other hand, if you buy a pack of milk of 1 liter, it will cost you around $7. If you are living alone, there is no need to buy a liter’s pack because after first usage, the rest of the milk may have to be wasted. However, when you are living with your partner, you can buy a liter’s pack and save $1 on each milk packs. Similarly, if you plan to buy things in bulk, you will get even more discounts which will lead to even more savings of your money.
Travel expenses: This may not be applied to everyone, but if your partner or you have a car, then you both can share the traveling expenses on gas and other stuff which would be much less than traveling in a cab. This is one of the biggest reasons (if it complies with your condition) to save money in global financial crises.
Security: The sense of security about your job and living is very important these days, and unfortunately it is not guaranteed with global financial crisis. You have absolutely no idea when your boss makes a decision which throws you out of the company due to recession or anything else. The sense of security is provided if you are living with someone who can support you for a couple of months while you are working on finding a suitable job for yourself.
Emotions: Emotions are best managed and flourished when there is someone who can discuss your problems and support you with your hard times. If the world is going through a tough time, you are also going through the same because we all live in the same world. Emotional support is very important in this world, which can either be gained by your friends or life partner.
Dating & Socializing: Dating & socializing to meet and get to know and impress prospective partners can be quite expensive. Having to get to know a number of people and start from square one with each. Things like joining clubs, online dating, singles functions, networking and going out with groups can ad up on average to anywhere from $100-500 per week depending on your social style. Dining, travel, entertainment. One average even a moderate can cost $100.00 for men and also for women with looking good for the date including hair styling, clothing etc. these costs are somewhat tempered when it is only one person that you are seeing. You can also get more creative about the dating or do simple things, which can cut down the cost without sacrificing enjoyment.