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Advice For Dating On A Tight Budget

Sep 12, 2008
Normally, middle class males would think twice before asking a woman to go out for a date. They usually tend to go out of their way and blow their wallets off to impress their dates especially on the first one. But dates really do not have to be a costly endeavour. One just needs to seek some advice for some cool options on how to have a successful date on a limited budget.

Go for the Dutch treat. For the first date, it is but normal for the males to pay for the entire check. But some dating couples usually agree on going Dutch on succeeding fine dining dinner dates especially when both make decent salaries. But if you choose to have dinner in a fast-casual or casual restaurant, you should be able to foot the entire bill so you need to prepare for it.

Have a picnic. When you are running on a really tight budget, you can opt to invite her to a simple walk or picnic in the park. Try to research on some of these promenading parks and be sure to visit them yourself first to make sure that you will not be as surprised as she is when she sees it for the first time. Look for a peaceful romantic place with lots of shade trees and flowers. A lake or lagoon would also put on a very nice view. Even if she is not a nature lover, she would certainly appreciate your effort of looking for such a nice date place.

Surprise her with a special dinner by candle light. Invite her to come over to your place and tell her that you will cook dinner for her. It might not be as sumptuous and scrumptious as a restaurant dinner, but she would certainly find it much more personal and romantic. It may require a lot more effort on your part, but at least it should be able to accommodate your limited funds. If you have some money left, you can even buy reasonably priced champagne which should be able to spice the night even more.

Another alternative for an expensive dinner date is the beachside date. Choose a spot near the beach where you can set up your dinner. You can ask a friend to help you with the preparation. Rent or borrow a portable table for two and cover it with white table cloth.

Bring in two chairs and accentuate them with some ribbons. Set the table properly and put a small scented candle in between the plates. Prepare dinner, bring it over and ask your friend to help you with the serving. You may also opt to serve some red or white wine in tall glasses. It would also be nice for both you and your date to dress up for the occasion to make the evening more special.

Dating can be really be a purse buster if you let it go out of proportion but a fancy dinner cannot guarantee anyone a successful date. In fact, the most simple but well thought-of dates are usually the ones most appreciated and remembered.
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Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating for singles.
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