Having limited funds doesn’t have to negatively impact your dating life. All it takes is a little work and preparation to impress your partner in new, unique, and budget-friendly ways. Here are some of our matchmaker-approved tips for dating on a budget.
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1 – Be Aware of their Needs
Talk with your partner and find out what their needs are. If they like more low-key dates great, but if you both have expensive tastes it’s not a deal-breaker either. You can always spread out the more expensive dating over a longer time frame so you have more time to save.
2 – Stay In
Staying in is a great and romantic way to save money when dating on a budget. Nothing is more personal and romantic than making dinner for two, opening some cheap wine, and getting cozy on the couch with your favorite flick!
3 – Check out Local Talent
Check out your local bands and amateur sports teams, the prices are much more reasonable than the events in larger or more publicized venues. You can enjoy yourselves and maybe discover some local hidden gems.
4 – Set Goals
Find how what is reasonable for both of you and work towards it. Do you want to eat out once a month? Go on a large annual trip? Find out the really important things for both of you and save towards them so you can enjoy having a mutual dating goal.