4 Frugal Dates That Wow

  • 4 Frugal Date Ideas

    Even during times of economic hardship, you want to be able to spend time with your special someone. Whether you are trying to recapture some romance with a long-time partner, or whether you are taking someone out for the first time, here are four frugal date ideas that say, “I care” without busting your budget.
    1. Cook Dinner Together
  • 1. Cook Dinner Together

    There are few things more romantic than an intimate, candle-lit dinner. Cook dinner for your date, or prepare the meal together. It will give you time to talk, and you can enjoy setting the mood as a couple. If you are looking for something more “fun,” you can arrange to have a potluck dinner with another couple, or get together with three or four additional couples and have a progressive dinner.
    2. Stargazing
  • 2. Stargazing

    A trip to a dark, secluded spot to look at the stars is extremely romantic. If you want to learn something, bring a star chart and look for constellations. Head to a campground or picnic area so that you can build a fire and roast marshmallows. Bring hot chocolate to keep you warm.
    3. Daytime Outdoor Activities
  • 3. Daytime Outdoor Activities

    For the adventurer types, outdoor activities can be quite frugal. Biking, hiking, bird watching and canoeing are all reasonably priced activities. You can usually rent equipment that you do not own. If you decide to buy proper outdoor equipment, things can get pricey, though. Make sure you will use it enough to justify the cost before you take the plunge.
    4. Go to Local College or High School Sporting Events
  • 4. Go to Local College or High School Sporting Events

    School sports are usually less expensive than pro sports. If you are a student, you can even get in for free. This is a fun date, and a good way to get involved in the community. Have a tailgate party to save money on dinner and fill you up so you avoid pricey concessions.
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