12 FIRST DATE IDEAS ON A BUDGET
Planning for a date doesn’t have to be so expensive, you can impress your significant other with these affordable first date ideas. In our present economy, people always look at the cost. But that doesn’t mean one can’t have a good time on a budget. The perfect first date can set you on the right path towards getting to know your love interest better. It is always a good idea to plan ahead because the first impression matters. A reasonable date can create the right atmosphere to connect better with your partner.
Coming up with various activities has a way of adding some spice into your relationship. Draw up a budget now and check out these affordable first date ideas.
1. DINNER DATE
This is probably one of the most common ideas, but this will always be a good and affordable first date idea. A dinner date doesn’t have to take place at a fancy 5-star restaurant; you can decide just to cook or order food, then invite your love interest over. The two of you alone will allow you to talk and get to know each other without any distractions.
2. WATCH A MOVIE
Another affordable first date idea is to go out to a cinema to see a movie. Alternatively, you can invite your date over to watch any exciting film you both decide on. Just make sure there are enough snacks!
3. GO HIKING OR TAKE A STROLL
Hiking is an excellent opportunity to get some physical activity done, in addition to having some alone time with your date. You can choose to simply take a walk in the park or go for a full-blown hike to the mountains, depending on your location. Enjoy the sights as you walk and use the opportunity to hold hands!
4. HAVE A PICNIC
A picnic is a very affordable first date idea. You get to pick the food you’ll both eat, and your location is virtually free, just go with a mat to spread on the ground. Be sure to monitor the weather to prevent the rain from ruining your picnic. But who knows, the rain can even make things more interesting.
5. GO TO THE BEACH
The best part about going to the beach is that you don’t really dress up for it. The beach is one of the best ways to explore one’s casual side. Get to enjoy the beauty of nature and play a little beach volleyball while you are at it!
6. TAKE A DANCE CLASS ONLINE
If your crush loves dancing, then this will be a good one for you! Schedule a dance class online and maybe invite your crush over for lessons. You don’t have to spend a dime to do this, except data for downloading, of course. But compared to spending money to hire a dance instructor in person, this is equally a good option.
7. VISIT A ZOO
Visiting the zoo is a fun, affordable first date idea. A lot of zoos cost very little to visit, so do your research and find out the cost of visiting zoos close to you.
8. GO TO AN ARCADE
Now, who doesn’t love games! An arcade is a fun and cheap way to bring out the inner child inside of you. You will both get to try out different games and win some prizes in the process.
9. COOK TOGETHER
Whether you choose to cook breakfast, lunch, or dinner together, cooking has a way of creating a unique bond between couples. The best part is, both of you get to eat what you made together and that’s two activities in one!
see this easy chicken wrap recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzsAA5zRHu4
10.SPORTS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
The both of you can choose to play any sports of your choice. I’ll strongly recommend swimming, basketball, lawn tennis, bowling, paintball, skydiving, go-carting, miniature golf, and skating. Feel free to go beyond my suggestions. The best way to go about this is to find out what your love interest would love to do.
11. DO SOME ARTS AND CRAFTS
There’s nothing as beautiful as creating art together. Items for arts and crafts are very affordable and even come in sets these days. There are so many options to choose from.
Check out this video on fun art and crafts to do with your date using palm leaves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX8SEO9RnD8
12. GO FOR A LONG DRIVE
If you have a car, then this is a lovely first date choice. You may or may not have a destination in mind, but a long drive has a way of connecting two people on a deeper level. The only thing you would spend money on is petrol and maybe some snacks for the long drive depending on how far you are going.
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