Dating is exciting, but it’s liable to be a drain on your bank account too.
Sure, sometimes it’s nice to spend a little extra on a date, but you don’t necessarily have to burn through cash to have a good time.
Particularly given things have been closed for the best part of a year, we’ve all had to find new ways to date. Plus, with money tight for many, it might be a worry that romance is off the table.
However, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a date absolutely free or on the cheap.
Whether you’re actively trying to save money or just looking for some general date-worthy inspiration, here are 30 fun date ideas that are easy on your bank account.Go to a market Netflix and chill Get some tinnies and rent a pedalo Go for a picnic in the park Rent a couple of bikes and ride through a park Read bits of your favourite books to each other Go for coffee Try a life drawing class together Play some boardgames Pick a park (you haven’t been to yet) and go for a walk Go charity shopping Throw your own wine and cheese night Build a pillow fort Go to a lecture Try a new food truck or fast food joint Cook some food and dress up nice for the heck of it See the touristy sights you don’t usually make time for Go to a museum or gallery (when they open) Get £6 Stupid Hour cocktails at Thirst in Soho Cook dinner together Play each other your favourite songs from when you were teenagers – the more cringey, the better Go to the cinema (when they reopen) – Tickets at Peckhamplex cost just £4.99-£5.99 Get breakfast at your favourite greasy spoon Feed the ducks at a nearby pond Go bowling Check out some stand-up comedy (when theatres reopen) – the Top Secret Comedy Club are known to do free/cheap admission for Work In Progress and Preview shows Go mini-golfing Try your hand at a new pub quiz Rent a new movie to stream Try drawing each other – FYI, life drawing usually involves nudity
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