Dating on a Budget


By Top10BestDatingSites Staff

Making the decision to try an online dating site can be an exciting and a wonderful way to meet the extraordinary person you’ve been looking for. In these days of frenzied schedules, work deadlines and the growing tendency to take work home just to keep up, it’s no wonder online dating has become an estimated $2 billion a year industry. If you have decided to connect with an online dating service to meet new people, here are some ideas for simple dates that are enjoyable and easy on the pocket.

• Visit the Local Winery for a Tasting –

Wineries are springing up all around the country and have become a dating hotspot. Check your local listings to locate the wineries in your area. Most wineries are open year round and have a varied schedule of activities and entertainment geared for the season. For the price of a bottle of wine, you can enjoy some unusually good music and a romantic atmosphere. Most wineries allow you to bring snacks or meals to go with your wine. Pack some exotic cheeses, assorted breads and crackers and some table grapes and head for the vineyards!

• How About the Park?

The park is a great place for a casual date and the perfect environment to get to know each other. You can walk through the gardens, sit on a park swing or spread out a blanket for a picnic. If you want to be a little more active, bring along a kite or a Frisbee. Check the listings in your area for a rundown of park activities. Most parks sponsor free concerts, plays and arts and craft shows. Pack up a picnic basket and enjoy the day!

• City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks-

If you’re planning a lunch date and work in the city, you can take advantage of the sights that draw tourists to your town. Walk around the downtown area, visit a museum, or take a ride on a trolley. Have lunch at a popular local eatery or buy it from a street vendor to enhance the bustling city experience.

• Coffee Anyone? –

Who doesn’t love a coffee shop? The wonderful smell of the exotic and flavored coffees can lure you in, even if you’re not a coffee drinker. Coffee shops are friendly, quiet and the perfect place to get acquainted. Most have cozy inside seating, and patios for those who enjoy sitting outdoors. You can order a latte, chai tea, hot coffee, or a delightful frozen concoction and settle in for an hour or two of delicious conversation.

• Take a Walk on the Wild Side-

How long has it been since you visited a zoo? If you are in close proximity to one, and your date is an animal lover, a trip to the zoo can be a date that is whimsical and economical. Take a camera along for some great photo opportunities and let the child in both of you escape for an afternoon of laughter, popcorn, cotton candy and maybe even a ride on the carousel!

Most of all, plan a date that will be memorable for you and that special someone. Good Luck!

About Top10BestDatingSites Staff

The Top 10 Best Dating Sites staff are your guides to the world of online dating websites and services. The team navigates the world of online dating and share their findings to help readers find online dating success. Our team includes dating experts Laurel House, Ken Solin, James Preece, Erika Ettin, Nida Sea, Vanae Tran, Carmelia Ray and many more talented writers. Top 10 Best Dating Sites staff have extensive first-hand experience in: signing up for and using various online dating sites; researching the ever-growing online dating market; and copywriting and editing for various online and print publications about online dating.


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