How to Date Successfully in a Recession
Sometimes, times get tough. You may have lost your job, or you may not have a lot of money. This does not mean, though, that you can’t successfully date while you are low on funds. Here are a few tips on how to date when you are low on finances.
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It’s a common misconception that people want to go to really fancy restaurants and be impressed on the first few dates. This is not exactly true. Most people would get very uncomfortable if they were to go on a first date, with a person they hardly know, to a very fancy or expensive restaurant. This is the exact opposite of what you want. It is usually better to just head out to a coffee shop, or a sushi bar for the first few dates. Go to place that will make both of you comfortable. You don’t have to impress the other person with the amount of money you spend on the first few dates.
Second, learn to split the bill. If you’re a man, you probably think you should be paying for a whole meal and that the woman shouldn’t have to pay for anything. While this is chivalrous, this is not the norm anymore. It has become socially acceptable for men and women to split the cost of dates. Sometimes, Women even find it offensive or degrading when men insist on paying the whole bill. It is a good idea to split the bill with your significant other. Not only is it considered respectable, it will help you save much money.
Lastly, you don’t always have to go out to a restaurant to go on a date. Sometimes, the most fun dates are walks on the beach, stroll through the park, or other events that don’t cost any money. People don’t usually think of this, but going on these kind of dates are a great way to save money.
You can still date successfully when you don’t have a lot of money to spend. Sometimes, the best dates aren’t the ones that cost a lot of money, but the ones where you spend quality time with your significant other.