Fun and cheap dating ideas
Your pooch will love the fresh air and exercise, and you will have a go-to topic to chat about. If you don't want to get on stage, just critique the other singers. Check calendars for convention centers, performing arts halls, parks, social clubs, and the like. Whatever you find, you'll have plenty to talk about. There's no better way to bond than shooting your way through House of the Living Dead. You'll have to be outgoing to pull this off, but karaoke is an inexpensive way to have fun and show off. You never know what's happening until you look. It could be the municipal marching band, an amateur piano recital, or a choral concert. Play classics like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, but definitely play two-player games, too. Participate in an outdoor, real-world treasure hunt called geocaching. Summer is ripe for yard sales and outdoor flea markets.If you both have a bug for finding cheap records or furniture, take a walk around your neighborhood for the latest sidewalk sales or peruse the odds and ends at a nearby market.Remember how we told you about that sweet new arcade bar Downtown?Well, this amazing underground-ish pinball arcade in Echo Park (located -- in the most hipster way possible -- above the rehearsal studio where every single band that plays Eastside bars practices) is where all of that pinball wizardry started, and is still home to a rotating collection of classic pinball machines from the past several decades, which all offer a good money-to-fun ratio.FIRST IMPRESSION: Men who drink specialized beers, like IPAs, dig that they're a cut above plain-old brewskies.
Your roller-skating skills are definitely shaky (get it? ), but struggling to stay upright while holding onto your date will be way more fun than trying to practice your solo spin move.
And if it goes well, pick a book for him to read and have him pick one for you. Find something to refurbish, and meet later to do it together. Even if you don't follow through on drinks, you'll still have a new '80s windbreaker.
Besides all the browsing, antique shopping comes with a built-in second date. Go to a thrift store and pick outfits to wear out for a drink.
Wind blowing in your hair plus picturesque views of the skyline are the ideal mood-setters for a date.
Take a ferry or water taxi to an unexplored part of your city if you want to make it a longer day trip.
And approaching your first date with a desire to make a real connection with the other person is, I think, just as important as what you decide to do. If you need some creative and, most importantly, cheap ideas for your next first date, then hopefully you can find some inspiration in these ideas.1.