Tools For Free/Cheap Dates
by Dating Editors
Finding Free or Inexpensive Events
To take advantage of special or free events in your city you need to be first aware of them. To do this you will need to find out where local events are listed. Your local newspaper is a great place to start. Take a peek at the Current Events or Arts sections for upcoming events or new restaurant openings, etc.
You will also find listings in any local entertainment guides, papers or magazines. Most major cities have a local magazine that gives reviews on restaurants, places to go and more. You might also want to also try the web guides for your city.
Nature is a natural romantic setting. Take some time to discover a few places in your area. Places that have beaches, lakes or waterfalls are perfect to inspire your romantic side. Also, secluded parks are a perfect haven for romantic picnics. The more adventurous might enjoy a hike or long walk through a nature park.
There are many museums and arts events that are either free or charge a nominal fee to enter. They offer a way to spend time with your partner and learn more about them and their interests. It is also a great opportunity to expand your own horizons.
It isn't always necessary to go to a fancy restaurant to have a wonderful romantic dinner. With a little imagination, a fantastic, creative romantic dinner for two can be whipped up quite easily. First start by finding your local farmer's market. Go there together and pick out items you'd both like to cook for dinner. If you know anything about fishing, arrange for a day trip together and cook whatever you've caught (Have a back up plan in case you don't make a catch!).
If you still want a restaurant atmosphere, go to a place known to serve excessively large portions and share a meal together.
Remember finding inexpensive date ideas are not difficult if you keep your eye out for things. Subscribe to your local paper and/or magazines (or read copies at the library) to always keep up to date on events happening around town.