So if someone makes $3,000 a month, his dating budget would be $150/month. If we really connect with someone special then perhaps we are more willing to shower them with money, time, attention, and other resources because they are worth it.
There are no universal rules when it comes to money and dating.
I once took a date to the grocery store (stay with me here) and we went back to my home and fixed dinner.
It was very romantic and of course a lot less expensive than dining out.
But women are less greedy, only expecting to receive $196 worth of gifts.