Empty Wallet Dates
From Creative Dating by: Doug Fields and Todd Temple
These are suggestions for those of you who just have no money. Remember,
creativity, not money, is the essence of a great date.
- Go to the local Zoo
- Rent a movie from Blockbuster
- Puddle Jumping-Use a rainstorm to create a splasy date. During a downpour, take your
date for a walk splashing through puddles. Take advantage of a muddy playground
nearby and just have fun getting wet. Usually best during the summer months.
- Up on the Roof-Just before sunset, climb up on the roof and watch the day end. If
you have a flat area on the roof, bring a tape player and have an evening dance as the sun sets.
- Romance in the Park-Have a picnic in the park on a nice warm day.
- Education-Check out the local listings for community events for a listing of free classes such as
ballroom dancing or cajun dancing offered by local colleges or recreation services.
- Cheap Culture-Once again, check the local paper on listings for concerts, plays, dance productions, etc.,
usually these are open to the public and FREE.
- Bicycling for Two-Go on a bike ride through a nice park with your date.
Ride slow and just spend the time talking, but pay attention to where your going.
- Seeing Stars-Take your date out on a clear night to a wide open field and gaze at the stars.
Point out your favorite star and spend the time talking. Besure to take a blanket to sit on.
- Hot Tub-Grab a bottle of cider and take your date to a nearby hot tub.
But, remember these "rules" when you go:
- Not everyone looks great in a bathing suit.
- If you lie back on the deck with your feet in the tub, your wet
back may make a loud sound when you get up.
- If you soak too long, your pruned body may end a date early.
- Cheap Labor-Find an elderly person in the neighborhood who needs some yardwork or cleanup done,
and spend the day working for free. (Working with people is one of the best ways to learn what they are
really like.) I strongly recommend this activity but NOT on a first date.