Dating can get expensive, and for those on budgets this can be really hard. There are ways you can date and stay with in a budget without looking cheap though. Here are some great tips for keeping the dating expenses down while still enjoying an active dating life.
Avoid Coupons
While women are sensitive to budgets, no one wants to see their date pulling a coupon out of their wallet when the time comes to pay. As a general rule, if you can’t afford the establishment without a coupon, just avoid it all together. You can find other alternatives.
Cheap Dates
There are plenty of date ideas that don’t cost a lot of money. A bottle of wine and a packed lunch is all that you need for a romantic picnic. Renting a movie is less than cheap and ordering in can be done for another date idea. Get yourselves invited to a swingers party. they cost nothing to attend, you get to meet new people and maybe have sex with them. Enjoying a local hiking trail is free. There are plenty of things you can do for very little money if you just think about it before you plan a date.
Be Realistic
If you plan an extravagant and expensive date early on, your date will start to expect that. You can still lavish her later on, just don’t do it right out of the gate. You don’t want to tell your date that you are cash poor, but there is no shame in telling them you are on a budget. If you are honest about this up front their expectations won’t be anything different than what you can do. If you want to plan something that is going to cost a lot of money, consider going Dutch. This way you can enjoy your time together and only worry about paying for one person.