A universal truth about dating: It’s expensive. Sure, most guys insist on paying, but we ladies also like to pick up the occasional tab, which—as much as we’re glad to do it—can certainly add up.
That said, it’s key to look for ways to save a little dough when it comes to your dating life. The good news is that dating on a budget isn’t nearly as challenging as once it was. Read on for our list of the top 25 cheap date ideas that are all equally fun, stimulating, and engaging!
1. Make Groupon your new best friend.
If you’re dating, especially if it’s a relatively new situation, Groupon is about to become your new best friend. With everything from sweet deals on dinners for two at awesome restaurants to half-off massages for two, there’s a plethora of fun things to do at a fraction of the cost.
2. Take a class together.
If you picked a good dude to date, chances are he likes to learn new skills and is interested in sharing those experiences with you. So kill two birds with one stone by signing up for something fun like a cooking class, a wine-tasting course, or even an introductory trampolining class. Check sites like Groupon, LivingSocial, and Let’s Feast for ongoing, discounted specials, and check your city’s YMCA for free and cheap courses.
If you live anywhere near a city or decent-sized town, there’s probably a lot of things you still haven’t yet discovered about the place you live. The free-est activity of them all: walk around and explore! You don’t even necessarily have to visit any sites, shops, or museums–just walk around and see what kind of trouble you can get into.