Do not think that dating should always involve expensive movie watching and formal dinners. Remember that dates involve getting to know more about that other person and weigh in on the possibility of being with your date in a romantic relationship.
Trying on new activities during a date, no matter how inexpensive, adds on the excitement. Here are some cheap dating suggestions that you can easily do.
Find places where you can spend more time at less cost
Consider going to museums, for instance. Cultural appreciation seems to be waning in our society, but that does not mean it makes a totally boring date.
Even if you have no idea about how to look at art, you can ask the curator or the museum’s tour guide what the object is about and he would be glad to tell you. If you cannot afford visiting a museum, try finding a playground or water park where you can play like children, or visit farmers markets, street fairs, and zoos.
Date with your family members
If both of you live within a local area, why not introduce each other’s family members? Play several games with them such as badminton in the backyard, backgammon on the living room, or even poker by the kitchen. You and your date could even cook up some delicious meals that all of you can share.
Learn new activities together
Get into a new sport like frisbeeing or soccer. You could also try going into a local dance studio and learn some moves that you can do in the salsa club. Or how about trying to volunteer for a charitable activity such as building homes?
Do some unusual but affordable activities together
Have yourselves, for instance, a free haircut at a hairdressing school. Or you could challenge each other to a silly contest that both of you made up. If you aspire for an intellectual boost, consider going to a poetry reading or watch some independent films together.