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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Time to investigate events
- And Creativity
Figure out budget
Figure out what your budget is. Five dollars? Ten dollars? Nothing?
Check the paper
Check local papers for free or low-cost events like community theater and dance productions, art openings, and festivals.
See which bookstores in your area offer readings, lectures, and/or live bands that you can enjoy while having a coffee and pastry.
Call local museums for current and upcoming exhibits.
Make it charitable
Make it a charitable date: Take part in a fundraising walk/run or bike ride; join a local park clean-up effort; or help out at an animal shelter.
Make a romantic dinner at home using ingredients that are on sale at your supermarket.
Think nature. Prepare a picnic, go to a park or lake, plan a hike or bike ride, or visit a zoo or aquarium.
Check for BYOB
Check local listings for bring-your-own-bottle restaurants.
Crash a wedding
When all else fails, take a cue from Wedding Crashers--put on formal clothes, go to one of those reception places than run a half dozen large weddings at a time, and hit all the cocktail hours.