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Social Rants By Billy Delmar

 

The tight economy is taking a toll on every aspect of your life, but it doesn’t have to stop you from having a romantic evening out or a fun afternoon with someone you love! Try these five date ideas, guaranteed to be fun, without costing an arm and a leg!

Take advantage of city events!

Whether you live in a small town or a big city, almost every town wants to get their citizens involved! Many host community movie nights, monthly festivals or fun events! Family movie nights are usually held in parks, so make sure you bring your folding chairs and bug spray! Many cities host historical re-enactments, concerts in the park, marathons and festivals every month. For information try checking out your cities website or stopping by city hall.

Take a tour together!

Are you wine aficionados? Micro brew fanatics? Many breweries and vineyards offer tours of the grounds. Not only do you get to learn about something you love, but many tours involve samples. If beer and wine isn’t your thing try local farms, factories or historical sites. No matter where you are there are undiscovered things all around you, you just have to look!

Dating on a Dime: Creative Date Ideas

Dating on a Dime: Creative Date Ideas

Cook that romantic dinner yourselves!

There’s no easier to way to save on dinner out than to eat dinner in! Pick a recipe or theme together and go for it! Novice cooks? Food Network is a great resource for everything from information on where food comes from, to why it does what it does, to how to cook your favorite meals. More seasoned cooks can find inspiration on sites like Pinterest. Working together is a great way to spend time together and learn more about each other.

Take a class together!

Many libraries and stores offer free classes. Places like William & Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Michaels often offer free classes on weekends on everything from bread baking to scrap booking. Can’t find something to interest your man? Try the library or local college. The key is to find a class that will interest both of you. Classes that start off with instruction and then give you time to work with each other are great, because they give you time to talk. Not all art classes are ‘girly’ either! Glass blowing or painting pottery can be interesting to everyone!

Dating on a Dime: Anniversary on a Budget

Dating on a Dime: Anniversary on a Budget

Use Coupon Sites!

Coupon sites like Groupon.com and LivingSocial.com have sprung up in the past few years and they can be goldmines for fun activities! With these services you purchase coupons at heavily discounted rates, often up to 75% off, that can be redeemed for restaurant gift cards or fun activities like concerts and admission to local attractions. There are both national websites and local websites, and all require you to sign up using your email address. Not only do these websites offer local deals, many also offer traveling deals, such as nights in hotels or at resorts!

A fun date doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, dates that cost less and are focused more on getting to know one another and enjoying each other’s company can often work out better for everyone involved! Next time you’re short of funds but still looking for some excitement, try tapping into what your city has to offer you!