Lingering on in an unhealthy and often unsatisfying relationship due to fear of starting over or becoming single.
Sex is bad, he gets treated like germ and he continues to stay in the relationship. It's complete "recession dating"
When you go out on a date with someone you're not interested in to get a free meal due to the state of the economy.
Sure, he's ugly. But the economy isn't too hot right now, we all have to resort to recession dating.