Have you considered dating more and spending less? Cheap dates are the answer, if you are single and want to have some fun, memorable times.The rising costs of housing, gas, food, and entertainment have brought us to the necessity of discovering new and imaginative ways to date. If you are single and want to be social, there are some great off-the-beaten-path places to go and things to do. If you are strapped for funds but want to have fun, you may want to think about some of the following:.Cheap Dates.*Your Personal Chef Bake-off.
Invite your love interest over to read a cook book. Each of you choose a recipe, write down the ingredients, and go to the store together. Keep the recipe as simple and as cost effective as possible, depending on how flush you feel that week. Come back home to cook and prepare a meal for each other.*Freebies and almost freebies.Local breweries or wineries offer free tours and then free beer or wine at the end of the tour.
If you do not have any wineries or breweries near you, look for farmers who allow you to pick fruit or vegetables at a fraction of the cost that you would pay in the store. There are seasons for berries, peaches, melons, tomatoes and more. Watch your local calendar and announcements in the paper for when you can eat, drink and be merry.*The zoo is for you.
The time to visit the zoo is in the middle of the week in the middle of the day. If you and your date can ever steal away from your work at the same time, you will discover lion feeding time, animals being washed, pens being cleaned out, and caretakers willing to talk. This is a roaring good date.*Be a game player.Have you played a board game lately? Perhaps it is time to rediscover Monopoly, Checkers, Chutes and Ladders, or Scrabble. Card games are always a good bet when you can find one that you both enjoy.
An afternoon of soup and sandwiches, a good Board game, and the winner gets to plan the next date, can be a time of conversation and sharing and growing closer. Being a game player can be a good thing.Rising costs and cheap dates may bring us something we had not thought about but which our soul was longing for: time to connect with each other. Who would have thought we could have discovered a way to meaningful conversation, communication, and bonding when we started planning for--a cheap date?..Visit http://www.
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By: Tonja Weimer