Dating is an incredibly enjoyable way to spend time, meet new people, and deepen a relationship. Unfortunately, it can also be a strain on the budget to head out for a nice dinner or a movie. That’s why most people are looking for cheaper ways to do it, especially in this economic climate.
The Romantic Wilderness
Some of the best date ideas for the budget minded take advantage of something we all have access to, the romantic outdoors! This is an especially good way to go in when you can also take advantage of good weather to ensure a great atmosphere for your date. For a more casual daytime date, you can arrange to go hiking in a local park such as Eisenhower State Park or visit a public garden like the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. As night falls, you can watch the sunset or cuddle close and gaze at the stars. Extend the date
with a thoughtfully put together picnic and you’re sure to come out ahead!
Inside, Where it’s Warm
If the weather is not going to cooperate with an outdoor date, then consider something that you can do inside. For example games can offer a fun and cheap way to pass an evening on while you are on a date, whether it’s your first or your thirty-first. Head to a place where you can get your game on along with food and drinks for one low price, like the local bowling alley. This type of indoor date offers itself to a romantic contest of wills—sure to build some tension!—as well as a high energy group date. Bowling alleys usually offer drinks, snacks, arcade games, a bar and a bowling pro shop.
Consider the Possibilities
There are tons of options out there, no matter what kind of date you might be planning. If you are looking for something more sedate then why not check into free admission to local museums. For a meal-oriented date, consider a trip to the farmer’s market where together you can pick out the ingredients for a stellar meal. Remember, all it really takes to have a great time is a little imagination and planning.