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 going to see a movie. In those times, the guy always paid for the date. If you look back far enough, you’ll even learn about driving. 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 foods 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 has diminished greatly over the years, It’s not quite as easy to have a decent cheap date. Indoor movie theaters now charge outrageous prices to get in. 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 are required.

To begin with, women of today understand all about the economy and usually expect to foot 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 and take the plunge. Granted, the first date should be one that you can afford to pay for completely because it is the first date. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, though.

Dating and the failing economy

Save up as much money as you can to put aside for this first date. You can also use your imagination to 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 biking in a nice location. You can even pack a picnic to enjoy in special spots.

Actually, picnics can be a great idea for many locations. The beach at night with a campfire can be a very romantic setting for a nighttime picnic. Just put your brain to work and you’ll come up with something.

Once the first date has passed, it can become easier to plan more affordable dates. Because she may feel safer having you over to her place or 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 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.

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