A Guide to Cheap College Dates

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College students are poor. And by poor, I mean dirt poor cheapskates who don’t want to spend money on anything. Did I get that about right? It is nothing to be ashamed of but it is true. No college student wants to spend money on anything they don’t need to. This is why a lot of college students do not go on dates. What many people don’t know is that dating does not have to be an expensive thing. There are so many things that people can do that are either free or really cheap. Don’t let money be an excuse to not go on dates. Here are some great cheap date ideas.

Make dinner together
Instead of going out to an expensive meal, make an activity out of it and cook it yourself. Buying food at a grocery store is automatically a lot cheaper than going out and buying a whole meal for two people. It is also a good opportunity to talk to the person and actually get to know them better.

Penny dates
In order to make this work, all you need is a penny. Then, you and your date each need to pick a destination. Then flip the penny and one destination will be heads and the other tails. The whole point is to let the penny make the decision. You may find that you go to some interesting places that you have never been to before.

Dollar theater
There are not dollar theaters everywhere, which means that not everyone can do this. If you do have a dollar theater close by, take a date to a movie. Dollar theaters show movies that have just left the normal theater that are still not out on DVD. It gives you the chance to see pretty new movies, without paying a fortune for a movie ticket.

College sports games
Most colleges have deals for students where you can get in to different sports games for free or for a lot cheaper than normal. Go to any sports game possible that is relatively cheap. Sports games are so fun because you can be loud and crazy, but you can still have a conversation and get to know your date.

Hike
If there are places to hike in your college town, look up some cool trails that would be fun for anyone. You can even make it a double or a triple date and go on a hike with a big group. Hiking is a fun activity and it is completely free! There is no cost to wander around in a forest.

Bike ride
If you have bikes, you can find a cool bike trail. Take advantage of a nice sunny day and go out and enjoy it. Creative dates are very much appreciated. Going on a bike ride is a lot more creative than your normal dinner and a movie. Plus, going on a bike ride is free!

Fly a kite
If you don’t have a kite, you may have to buy one, which will cost a little bit of money, but it is still a cheap activity. Many people have never flown a kite. It would be a fun and new experience and a good way to have a conversation with a date,

 

About the Author

Meagan Hollman is a writer for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers is a great place if you have decided that you want to enroll in online master’s degree programs.

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