Dating doesn't mean it has to be expensive although you need to spend a little when the present giving occasions arrive. Plenty of fun, cheap activities exist if you are willing to get creative.
Women find selflessness extremely sexy, says a 2008 UK study. Both of you could volunteer for a cause of mutual interest, such as helping out at an animal shelter or telling stories to children with cancer. Check out www.sgcares.org or www.childrensociety.org.sg.
More often that not, when you put in effort to plan for the dates (as compared to just dinner + movies outdoors), your girl will be even more impressed and feel loved in return.
Below is a compilation on Cheap Date Ideas
- Volunteer Together
- Pinic At The Beach
Nothing quite kindles romance like the beach, especially at dawn or dusk. Stock up on inexpensive drinks and snacks – some fruits, chocolate, corn chips and dip – at the supermarket for a picnic, and pack your computer speakers and iPod to set the mood. Then simply spread your mat and enjoy.
- Movie/Board Game at Home
Resurrect all of your old board games and have a classic game night with your date. This cheap date idea will give you hours of entertainment and can be made sexier if you turn it into a drinking game. Be creative with the rules. For example, if you’re playing Monopoly, every time you land in jail or lose property, take a shot. You can also discard clothing when you lose in the game, which is a win for you ^^D
- Spend an afternoon test-driving cars, viewing model homes, or window-shopping. [My favourite!]
Even if you have no interest in making a purchase now, these activities can kick-start discussions about your goals. New lovers are always dreaming together about the things they want to achieve: exotic trips, houses, children. As love matures, you become more focused on the here and now — attending school meetings, folding socks — and forget to write the next chapter of your love story, or think you don't have to because you've already discussed it all before. But continually setting shared goals gives love something to work toward and shape itself around.
- Get sweaty together. Get into your sports outfit or do some relaxation exercise.
It'll feel less like a chore and more like a we're-in-this-together moment when you help each other to get your hearts pumping and cheer each other along. Or try couples yoga: Twisting your body into pretzel poses will bring you closer together in every way. Or flying kites: you can combine this with the picnic for a double combo effect!
- A Budget Gift for each other
Head to your local department store and challenge each other to come up with the most romantic, intimate gift possible. Two things: It can't cost more than $20, and it must be used that night. You'll find that you really need to think about the essence of each other to come up with an offering that hits the right note.
- Sources for Discount Tickets
Coupark.com is a good destination to find all the various discount coupons for you to save money. Plan ahead and it won't make you look bad in front of your date that you are a miser. In fact, do it well and she will think that you are organizing a meaningful event + saving money (which will be hers in the future?) = Double Win!
- Dinner at home
This date has obvious advantages. Cooking skills always rank well in women’s surveys of what makes a man desirable, eating in is much more affordable than any decent restaurant too. It can be an easy dish like pasta, but include fresh bread, salad and wine with it. She’ll get to sample a ton of food, but it won’t cost you a fortune. Plus, she’ll already be at your apartment, so you can savor her company after the meal.
- Local concerts
If you want to enjoy some live music but can’t afford tickets to a huge venue, try hitting up some local concerts for a cheap date idea. Check out the bands playing at your favorite bars and hangouts. You might even get the chance to discover fresh, upcoming talent.
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