Dating on a budget can be done with a little planning. With the right tips, you can pull off budget dating without looking cheap as well. Here are some great tips to date while keeping a tight reign on your wallet.

Stay In

Instead of going out on the town, create a fun or romantic atmosphere in your home. A deck of cards, a board game, and a few movie rentals will be much cheaper than going out. Toss in a handmade meal, and you have a great date experience without the expense of dinner and a movie out.

Get Back To Nature

Picnics, walks in the forest, and mountain biking are all great date ideas that won’t cost a lot of money. Even if you aren’t an outdoorsy type person, you can find date ideas that will suit your lifestyle. A picnic at a park gazebo is inexpensive and won’t require a lot of effort. If you live near the coast you can plan a day enjoying the beach without spending a lot of money. Just think it out and plan for it in advance.


Get yourself an invite to a party, you get to meet other people and have a good time for peanuts. If you both want “sexy time” go to a swingers party as with other parties, usually there is no cost involved, although you should take your own condoms along.

Don’t Be Cheap

Dating on a budget is possible, but looking cheap won’t get you very far with your date. If you can’t afford an extravagant outing, be honest if it comes up. Don’t try to fake your way through it, and don’t set expectations so high that an evening at home becomes droll.