Ok maybe the better word there would have been it’s ok to be a ‘frugal’ date! But at any rate, you get the point 🙂 Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. There are a lot of things going on that make great ideas for dates. All it takes is a little creativity. Here are a few of those ideas:
Volunteer – Find a common cause that you can both volunteer for. This is a great way to get to know each other better, and you also get a chance to help those who need the help. There are tons of places that would be thankful for your services. Find a common interest and get to work!
Site seeing – Act like a tourist in your own city. Go visit some historic places that you probably just take for granted or maybe never even knew were in your area. You might be surprised at what you find. Most of these are free or very low cost.
Picnic – No, this isn’t as dorky as it sounds and it can be a lot of fun. The best part is that it’s as inexpensive as you want it to be. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to look cheap. Spend some time thinking about the presentation of the food, but make your date the center of your attention. The food is really just there as an excuse to be with each other.
Museums and art galleries – They both often have free admission one day per week or month. Find out what that day is and have a date. (If there is a freewill donation, be sure to give something.) You will get an idea of how cultured your date is, and vice-versa. Take the time to admire the displays that catch your eye, but don’t forget to take some time to admire your date as well.
Concerts – Summer is a great time for free concerts but many areas offer them year round. Find out what kind of music they like and try to find a concert that matches your date’s tastes. Make a date and enjoy the music. Many of these concerts will be held outside, if so, why not have a picnic at the same time?
Dating really doesn’t have to be expensive. Just remember to be yourself and think outside of the box to come up with some ideas! You really can have a great time and get to know each other without having to spend a lot of money.