Dating And The Failing Economy

Dating used to be something that all couples looked forward to years ago. The dating ritual usually consisted of going out to eat and to a movie. In those times, the guy always paid for the date. If you look back far enough, you’ll even learn about drive in movie theaters when admission covered an entire carload of people. So double dating was a big deal. The snack bar served cheap popcorn and other easy food such as hotdogs and French fries. It was easy to have a $10 to $15 date back then.

Now, that the number of drive in movie theaters have diminished greatly throughout the years, it’s not quite as easy to have a decent cheap date. Indoor movie theaters now charge such outrageous prices to get in and even worse prices to get simple snacks and a soda once inside. What used to be a reasonably priced evening out is now easily $50 and up.
It may seem to be an almost impossible task these days for ordinary people to actually go out on a fun day. Wealthy people have no issues but those of the more ordinary working class can find it difficult to afford the typical dating scenario. That’s when creativity and imagination is required.

To begin with, women of today understand all about the economy and usually expect to be footing their half of the bill on a date. So if money is stopping you from asking out that hot woman that you’ve been dreaming of for so long, you might just want to go ahead take the plunge. Granted, the first date should be one that you can afford to pay for completely because it IS a first date. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though.

Save up as much money as you can to put aside for this first date. You can also use your imagination and create a different sort of date. Find out what she enjoys and build a date around that. Try doing something different. For example, if she enjoys riding bikes, plan an afternoon of bike riding in a nice location. You can even pack a picnic to enjoy in a special spot. Actually, picnics can be great ideas for many locations. The beach at night with a campfire can be a very romantic setting for a night time picnic. Just put your brain to work and you’ll come up with something.

Once the first date is past, it can become easier to plan more affordable dates because she may feel safer in having you over to her place or in going to yours. Each of you can cook dinner for each other and watch a rented DVD or play games. Basically, there are many things that can be done at home that are fun and affordable.

When you have formed a dating relationship with someone, it will most likely become quite common for her to offer to pay for her half of a date. In fact, SHE may even treat YOU on occasion. This is something that happens frequently when the lady does the asking.