Somebody close to me is going on a date tonight. I still remember the excitement of ‘dating’, especially when it’s working out and you have found someone you can enjoy spending time with.
One of the hardest things about dating if you’re on a budget, is the cost involved in firstly making yourself look beautiful and having a different outfit to wear for the first few dates, and then the cost of meeting outside the home and paying for drinks and dinners.
Budgets and costs should not hinder your fun however. Here are a list of some fun and romantic Dating Ideas to ensure a successful outing without running up your credit card bill.
Dates don’t always have to be at night time, so you should search the internet for some activities held during the day, like a free concert in the botanical gardens or a festival where you can get some free entertainment, like the upcoming Redcliffe Kite Festival. Subscribe to some local websites that offer entertainment discounts or ideas so you can be emailed whenever there are upcoming events.
A stroll through the local markets can incite some good talking points and then sit on a blanket with a cup of coffee and enjoy some people watching. Walking is free and there are plenty of walking tracks in scenic locations where you can enjoy fresh air and good conversation.
A picnic under the stars is very romantic, particularly near a beach or overlooking the city whilst the sun is setting. Once you get to know the person well, you can take turns having dinner at each other’s homes.
The local pub or RSL offer regular trivia or bingo nights where you have free entertainment at the cost of a drink. It also helps to break the ice if you’re just starting out and is a great way to introduce friends without feeling intimidated as well.
Find out their favourite movie star and organise a surprise movie night at home (featuring their star, of course) with homemade popcorn, lots of comfy cushions and candles.
Those were just some of our ideas to get you started. Good luck if you’re dating and even if you’re with a longtime partner you can try some of these ideas for Undertendollars (and feel free to share with us some of your own).
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