First Date Ideas for Those on a Budget

Just because you can’t flash the cash does not mean you can’t make a great impression on a first date. In fact in the long run it could mean you fare a lot better than someone who is not on a budget and flashes too much cash! Traditional drinks, dinner and a movie is the pattern people follow, however thinking outside of the box and moving away from the traditional date night, could find you enjoying new experiences and maybe finding ‘the one’.


Picnics are relatively inexpensive, once you have bought the food all you have to do is choose on a location, getting there can also be cheap instead of driving, walk or ride a bike. Just pray for good weather or go somewhere which does have shelter.


The great thing about museums is that they are free to get into and it’s a great place to get to know what your date likes, loves and dislikes. Plus if you’re stuck for conversation you can always talk about the artwork or other features.


Take an open top bus tour, follow a local walking tour, you never know what you may find where you live! Tours of brewery’s/wineries are fairly cheap and normally include free tasters which are always fun!

Date Ideas for Every Season

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Ghost walks

Many towns/cities offer ghost walks or tours, it’s a great way to get out and about with a date, plus you will have plenty to talk about with your date after. And you can find out if they are a scaredy cat or not!

Ice skating

Ice skating can be a fund date, whether it’s indoor or outdoor skating it’s the perfect excuse to hold hands for a couple of hours and have a laugh with each other. Plus afterwards you can warm up with a nice mug of hot chocolate.

Fruit picking

If you’re stuck for what to do for a weekend date then during summer and autumn fruit picking can be a fun idea. Fruit picking is a cheap and you can collect as much or as little as you need plus you can easily chat away getting to know your date. The go home and decide what you want to make with your pickings.

Music gigs

Concerts can be expensive however checking out local places which host local and national bands can be cheaper. Even local pubs and halls may offer cheap entry however check to see what your date’s musical tastes are.

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