The world of dating is tough. Not only can it be excruciatingly awkward and uncomfortable, but it can also hurt your wallet. If you can’t afford to spend through the roof on a fancy restaurant meal, then there are some alternatives though, so read on to find out 5 affordable yet cool first dates ideas.
HIRE A BOAT
Renting a boat may just be one of the best first dates around. It doesn’t really matter whether you do so on a canal, lake or river as either way there’ll be something to talk about, and if your rowing technique is off, she can laugh at you, which is actually a good thing.
PLAY MINI GOLF
Doing an activity is always good for a first encounter, as it constantly gives you a topic of conversation. A tried-and-tested first date, mini golf is a failsafe option. Just don’t get too competitive and remember to have a laugh.
WATCH AN OUTDOOR SCREENING
This might be harder to orchestrate as outdoor screenings generally only take place during the summer. If you can watch one though you should, as they can be romantic, relaxed and give you plenty of chances for chit-chat.
MAKE THE MOST OF HAPPY HOUR
Do your research. Happy Hour in some bars takes place over multiple hours, so those of a frugal nature should make the most of it. Everyone becomes more relaxed after a couple of drinks, but be sure to take it easy, as you’ll want to remain your charming self and not turn in to a slurring mess.