8 Inexpensive First Date Ideas That Are Still Romantic But Don’t Break The Bank

Most people are nervous about first dates, and planning those first dates can be a real challenge. For one thing, you want to plan something that is a bit romantic, without going overboard. You also don’t want to spend a lot of money, because you don’t know if this is going to work out. Here are some awesome ideas for first dates that are just romantic enough, and extremely inexpensive (in some cases, free).

1. Try a corn maze

If you live in an area where there are farms, you may be able to find a corn maze. This is loads of fun for a first date, and if you get caught in a corner, it is a great place to steal that first kiss if you think things are going in that direction. Getting through a corn maze can take hours, and this is a great time got get to know one another.

2. Go to a carnival

Carnivals are loads of fun, and again, because of the crowds, safe places for first dates. You can both let your inner kids shine through and have a great time, riding the rides, playing games, and of course, eating plenty of tasty carnival treats. This is actually a fun date no matter where you are in a relationship, because you can just let your hair down and have a good time.

3. Visit the beach

You don’t have to spend any money to visit the beach, and it is a great place for a first date. Not only are there loads of opportunities for fun, it is a safe way to get to know someone, in broad daylight and in the middle of a crowd. Take a romantic walk along the beach at sunset, talk about your lives, and enjoy each other’s company.

4. Drive a go-kart

Who doesn’t love racing around in go-karts? Again, here is a fun and safe place to have a first date, and you can see just how competitive each other is. Let your hair down and enjoy the ride, and if you feel up to the challenge, have a race to see who the superior go-kart driver really is.

5. Enjoy an affordable meal

Dinner is generally expected on many dates, but you don’t have to spend a fortune on a first date dinner. Go online before your date to find the best deals at local restaurants (for instance, check out Golden Corral prices).

6. Visit an aquarium

Is there an aquarium in your area? If so, this is a great place for a first date, and admission is inexpensive and sometimes even free. You will be able to stroll through darkened rooms that are illuminated only by the light of the aquariums. It doesn’t get a whole lot more romantic than that.

7. Feed the ducks

Take a walk in the park, and be sure to bring something for the ducks. You can learn a lot about someone simply by watching them interact with animals, and this quiet time is also a great chance to be able to just sit and talk. Don’t forget to bring along treats for yourselves, and enjoy a picnic in the park.

8. Take a dance lesson

A fun way to spend a first date is by taking a dance lesson together. You can take an hour of any type of dance that suits your fancy, such as swing dancing or even hip hop. Even if you both have two left feet, you will have a great time and have a fun story to tell later on. Dancing is also a great excuse for touching, without actually getting intimate. Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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