College is a great time to get to know people. It is also a time when there may be a lot of courting going on. And when I mean courting, I mean going on dates. Sometimes, college students don’t want to date because they think it is too expensive. This may because they don’t want to take the effort to go out and see what there is. There are actually a lot of things to do for free―and they can be dates too. If you don’t want to spend anymore lonely Friday nights claiming that you are studying when you are really watching Japanese anime, here are 8 cheap college dates. Get your courage up and ask that special girl, or boy out for a fun Friday night!
1) Cook Together
This can be one of the best dates for college students. Often, many students don’t have time, or energy to make a proper meal. Most are dashing in and out of apartments with snacks in their hands. Planning a meal where you go shopping together can be fun―and cheap. Good meals to make can be pizzas and Italian food.
2) Picnic in the Park
You can pack up a lunch and go to a park. There are usually a lot of elementary schools around a college town. Just pick one! This can be fun because you can really get to know each other. Just don’t forget to bring a blanket, you don’t want to be sitting on wet grass!
3) Visit Local Museums
There are many local museums that offer discounted or are free for college students. This is a great way to get to know your date―and be more cultured!
4) Go on a Hike
Depending on where your college is, there are usually plenty of places to go on a hike. You could hike at night and see the town from above. Or you could make it an all day date. Just don’t forget to bring your trail mix―you’ll probably want something to snack on.
5) Culture Dates
This is where you find out what is going on in the town around you. Many college towns offer lots of activities that are free to the public. There are lots of Farmer’s markets, festivals and other activities. Just keep your eyes out for something that you find interesting.
6) Camera Shoot
You can take your little point and shoot camera, or even your phone and go around campus (or the town) taking pictures. Some people make this a group date and have a scavenger photo hunt.
7) Tandem Bikes
Tandem bikes are usually pretty inexpensive to rent. This is a fun date when the weather is nice out. You will learn team work with your partner―and you will probably enjoy some great laughs at each others expense.
8 ) Second Hand Clothing Stores
You can find clothes for each other to wear at second hand clothing stores! You can also dress each other up in funny clothes and take pictures. This is a good date for some laughs.
These cheap date ideas will ensure that you have fun with a special someone. Your wallet will also be just as happy. When it comes to cheap dates, you just have to take a little more time and creativity to come up with something to do. It allows you to be more creative, cheaper dates will allow you to get to better know your date. Stop moping around on the weekends and get yourself a date!
About the Author
Neltje Maynez is a freelance author for MyCollegesandCareers.com. My Colleges and Careers can help people to find the best online colleges to fit their needs.
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