7 Cheap (Or Free!) Date Ideas She’ll Love

Cheap date ideas she'll actually love (Photo credit: Wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock)
Cheap date ideas she'll actually love (Photo credit: Wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock)

Dating on a budget can be a bit of a bummer, we know, but now it doesn’t have to be with these seven awesome, wallet-friendly date ideas that will bring a smile to her face and a boost to your bank account.

Take her shopping

Yes, we know, that sounds expensive, right? But here’s the catch, ask her to go shopping for you. Tell her you want some help window shopping for clothes for the next season and we can guarantee her shopaholic shoes will be on that faster than you can say “chambray shirt”.

Go stargazing

As the warmer weather starts to descend upon us, there is no better time to get out and under the stars. Grab a blanket and a bottle of wine and head to the closest park (or even just your backyard) to enjoy the summer in all its glittery glory. To be noted: this one also gets bonus points for being hella romantic.

People watch

Sometimes the stars aren’t the only source of cheap entertainment out there. Grab a spot on a local coffee shop or bar patio, order up a couple drinks, and spend a few hours watching the world go by. You’d be surprised the kinds of interesting discussions that can stem from a day spent like this.

Get physical

Easy there, buddy, we don’t mean that kind of physical (although that is pretty cheap and enjoyable too). But instead of getting between the sheets just yet, invite her for an afternoon walk through the park, on the beach, or through one of the more sightseeing worthy areas of your city.

Go for dessert

Save yourself some serious pocket change by inviting her out for dessert instead of out for a full meal. A couple slices of cheesecake and a bottle of wine is a hell of a lot cheaper than a three-course dinner and come on, girls only really go out for the dessert anyway…

Be a grill master

So if dessert won’t just cut it, keep the budget on the low end by inviting her over to experience some of your famous BBQ expertise.  Trust us, women find nothing sexier than a man who can cook. But a hunky man standing over his BBQ? We have no words.

Play teacher

Remember when you told her you played the guitar and she told you she had always wanted to learn? Bullseye. Free date. Thank me later.  

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Caitlin O'Hanlon

Caitlin O’Hanlon is a social media junkie, a die-hard city girl and (obviously) a freelance writer from Toronto. A former professional journalist, she is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and now spends her days working for one of the city’s super awesome tech startups. When she’s not working or writing, Caitlin can usually be found at the gym, at a Blue Jays game, or doing something completely girly and frivolous and probably too expensive for her budget. Caitlin is also a contributor to AmongMen’s sister site 29Secrets.com.

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