How to Date Without Losing Money

Many people want to enjoy the fun of dating while maintaining a budget and saving money. This guide will help you date with discounts and plan dates that cost barely anything—or nothing at all.

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    Find coupons. Clip them from magazines and newspapers, and keep an envelope of coupons in your kitchen. The internet is also full of coupon-related websites and apps:
    • Retail Me Not
    • Living on the Cheap
    • Coupons.com
    • Eat Drink Deals
    • Coupon Divas
    • Groupons
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    Sign up for restaurants' e-clubs. They will send emails with coupons, savings, deals and free food on special occasions.
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    Plan dates that center around nature. Try going out to the beach, exploring the woods, hiking on mountains, strolling along nature trails, and visiting local parks.
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    Explore your local area. Go window-shopping, check out a neighborhood you've never visited before, or drive to the outskirts of your city.
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    Be creative. Volunteer for a cause together, cheer on a kids' sports team, feed the ducks, try cooking recipes, go people-watching, hunt for ghosts, explore local nature reserves, or search the paper for free local events. ]
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    Think about what you can do at home. Try cooking new recipes together, build blanket forts, paint each other's faces, tell spooky stories in front of a fire, draw silly pictures, practice your massage skills on each other, and learn to play new games.
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    Read lists of cheap dating ideas together. (Try starting with this article's sources.) Laugh about the silly ideas, think about what's possible, and make a "dating bucket list" of dates you want to try.
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    Remember the most important element of a date: you and your partner. As long as you're together, any situation can become romantic, no matter how simple it is. All that matters is each other's company

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Categories: Ideas for Dates | Managing Your Money