Yay, I love coming here and having people not only understand what "asexual" means, but also meeting other Asexuals here too. Lol, the grammar in that sentence I just wrote was awful...
I've always thought more young Asexuals would be more drawn to start saving young vs non-Asexuals. Anyway, nice to meet you here ;)
Because one is less likely to throw money around trying to impress potential dates, you mean? Stands to reason. Peacocking can get expensive.
Is peacocking a major money drain for so many people? I took it to mean they inferring asexuals are naturally more frugal than others? A car addiction or preference for travel could easily out weigh going out for drinks a few times a month with another person...
Well, I certainly can't speak to how Jupiter meant the comment. And as a not asexual person, I would not want to opine on whether asexual people have fundamentally different spending personalities in general, outside of the difference in sexual desire. (I'd guess not, because people are people, but again, not my Area of Expertise).
But yes, I think peacocking is VERY expensive :) Don't just think of the money one spends on actual dates or gifts purchased for partners (which can definitely add up), think also of all the money people spend cultivating an exciting and sexy image designed to attract others. Especially for 20-somethings who still hang a lot of their self-worth on their sexual attractiveness to other people. Hell, I'm long married to a person who is not at all picky about how I look, and I *still* spend a good amount of time and money on makeup, skincare, haircare, exercise, clothing, waxing, etc., all aimed at making myself look hot. I spend money on cocktails and coffee as a social lubricant to get to know people better and facilitate flirting. I tend to go places where there will be other young people doing this sort of peacocking (bars, concerts, sporting events), where we all peer pressure each other into being profligate spenders. And I'm not even single! It's maddening.
ETA: I think plenty of people also buy fancier cars and rent fancier apartments than they otherwise would to cultivate this image, so it can extend to big-ticket items as well. Sex (and marketing that equates consumption with better sexual outcomes) is a pretty powerful motivator, even if in your logic brain you know that spending $10k more on a car =/= more sex.