Top 7 Cheap Dating Ideas for New Couples

Most couples think that dates can be pretty expensive these days or at least may cost them too much of their budget. You can also stick to your conventional things if you want them too. The good news about dating at this very moment is that it doesn’t have to be too expensive or too pricey for the both of you. A little creativity, pop-up ideas and mixed plans between the two of you with additional frugality can lead you to have something amazing and memorable dates on your budget point. Here are some fun and creative dating ideas that will totally agree to your budget planning as well.

1. Game Night

If the two of you are a gaming aficionado, this kind of dating idea can be really cool and fun if you may realize it. Aside from playing board games like Scrabble or Monopoly, you can try searching for another fun stuff that can be really cheap and fun way to spend an evening together.

2. Movie Night

A good old fashioned movie night is the next best thing to going to the cinema. Being alone in the dark is far more romantic without fifty other people surrounding you. It’s romantic, sweet, enjoyable and above all, you don’t have to spend too much of your money.

3. Massage Night

Now this is something unusual for a date but very useful for couples who are too busy with their working lives and they have no time for their significant other. This could be a natural progression and can take your relationship to a whole new level. Home massages are wonderful because they are much cheaper than going to a spa. Plus, you’ll get to take care of your partner by simply massaging his or her body for a great night.

4. Simple Dinner Together

Aside from movie night together, you can surprise your love by cooking something special for him or her. Nothing says loving and romance like a home cooked meal, especially if they don’t even have to help clean up. Plus, you’ll get to have a moment together, talking about life and everything in the table.

5. Sightseeing

If you two love great sceneries, you can take her or him to somewhere in your place that you can find a good spot to sight sees your place or the city perhaps. Sometimes you become so used to your home town or city that you forget what draws tourists to it. Take a day to go site seeing and rediscover your love for your home.

6. Comedy Acts

We all need a good laugh, right? If the two of you love a good laugh, then you can visit your local comedy bars and the good news is that they are usually free or at least quite cheap so you don’t have to worry about it. Plus, you can have a chance to see some hilarious and talented comedians that will definitely make your night better.

7. Beach Escapade

Some couples love to spend time together in a beach and just have fun under the sun. This will only works as a cheap date idea if you happen to live near the beach. Spend the day enjoying the sun, surf and sand with your partner.

Do you have any other cheap dating ideas that you want to include in our list? You can put it in the comment below or you can visit our page for more information!

Dating Tips for Women

Have you always wanted to figure out what is going on in a guy’s mind, in the first few weeks? I do.

To women, we men can seem like a bit of an enigma. If you call us too often, you’re pushy. If you don’t call us enough, you’re cold. Figuring out what is going on in a guy’s mind in the first few weeks of dating would really help a woman feel more assured, knowing that she is in control of the situation.

Well here are a few tips to get you moving in the right direction.

Never empty your glass
You might be shaking like a leaf and nothing would settle your nerves more than to knock back the glass of wine on your table, but trust me, it’s not worth it.

If you want to stay in control of the date and keep him interested then take it easy and don’t overindulge. If your date becomes your boyfriend then there will be plenty of opportunities for both of you to let your hair down. But a guy will most likely be a little scared if you knock back a few shots before dinner.

Never invite us in after a first date
Yes of course we will ask you but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want you to say yes. A kiss on your doorstep is enough to reassure us that you are interested but if you invite us in for the night we will start to wonder if this happens to every guy you date.

This is a bit of a subconscious thing with men, and although we think we want to spend the night at your place after a first date, in the cold light of the morning after we will be relieved that it didn’t happen.

Don’t call him every day
No matter how much you want to call, don’t! If you don’t call he’ll start to panic and think that you have a life that doesn’t revolve around him which leads us to.

Do your own thing
Never make us the centre of your world. Men love doing their own thing, and they love a woman who does her own thing even more. Hang out with your friends, go for a meal with your sister, have drinks after work, and after a certain amount of time you will both start doing many of these things together but take it slowly and don’t rush into spending every evening with your new man. He will want his own space and really appreciate you if you give it to him.

Now you’re armed with these tips you should be feeling a little more confident about embarking on the roller coaster ride that is the dating game but it’s worth remembering (and here’s the twist) that not all guys are the same.

So how many of the above tips will be helpful to you on your next date? Well half the fun is finding out isn’t it?

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Online Dating Mistakes for Men

The snobby condemnation of online dating does not exist for most millennial. Social media is how we interact and meeting people on Twitter is the same as meeting your next great sexual experience through Tinder. We live in our phones and although you may be a master of social media, you are probably making some rookie mistakes that are making us cringe and barf.

The Rules of Emojis

I’m a Millennial. I was born in 1985. I’m not off the social media grid, but Emojis are unacceptable for adults. The only time that Emojis become acceptable is if you use them creatively but using Emojis to showcase an activity you aren’t confident enough to type out means you probably are not going to be very skilled at said activity. Emojis also become acceptable once you have had that conversation of being in a relationship but still, Emojis cannot be accepted as a language.

 

Cut ‘N Paste

If you are cutting and pasting the same pick-up line or dating cover letter to every single girl you message, she can tell. It’s kind of like a smoker spotting a non-smoker trying to hold a cigarette naturally. It doesn’t look naturally and it’s painfully obvious. In this case, I encourage you to be a “smoker.”

 

It’s Not Just Your Face (But It Kind Of Is)

Our swipes are based on snap judgments, meaning we look not just for attraction but common interests. When we swipe “like,” we are not just looking at that person’s biologically-given physical attributes, but also their style of dress, aesthetic interests or the activity the person is showcasing in their photograph.

 

Basically, if everyone was forced to pose in the exact same way, in the exact same clothes, we may swipe differently: our aesthetic interests are a huge deciding factor. It’s no secret that “men are three times more inclined to swipe “like,” than women, but women judge men on a lot more than just their so-called good looks. I’m not saying to ignore yourself here and hide those natural and much chiselled cheekbones, I’m just saying that your profile picture is about a lot more than just your face.

 

Just the Tip

No, I’m not talking about your unit. What I mean is that the online interaction is just the tip of the iceberg. Emailing, commenting and texting all end up meeting in real life because we have not yet progressed to a world like the one predicted in the film Her, where we all date the computers attached to our heads. This is why it is so important to be able to follow up whatever you disclose online when you meet in person. Don’t lie. It will bite you in the ass like a catfish. Many people today are overtly vocal when typing their carefully curated thoughts through their screen, yet when it comes to real life they can’t hold a conversation to save their life because they are so accustomed to having that time to edit before they speak. Basically, don’t be a phone poser.

Online Dating Profile Photo Tips for Men

We all know that posting a selfie you took in the bathroom is pretty creepy, but going too far in the other direction may also scare off potential dates. So what’s a man to do? Turn to science, of course. Since online dating is so universally appealing, there have been thousands of research studies on all aspects of catching a date online. Here is a simple look at what research says is the best online dating profile photo.

Photo Tips for Men:

  • Don’t post a selfie. Selfie photos of men get 8% fewer messages than snapshots taken by someone else. I have a friend to take a photo of me.
  • Take photos outside. Studies show that women are 19% more likely to respond positively to a photo of a guy taken outside rather than inside. I have at least 2 or 3 photos in my dating profile that is taken outside.
  • Go solo. Having even one extra person in a photo drops the number of messages a profile receives by 42%. The worst offender: large groups of friends drinking.
  • Be yourself. Smiling or not smiling is equally fine for men’s online dating profiles. Studies show that women respond well to both.
  • Don’t use the MySpace angle. While men respond well to photos of a woman in that coy camera shot, women don’t rate photos of men as being as attractive in this angle. I believe the MySpace angle has become a feminine thing, apparently.
  • Skip the suit and tie. Studies show men can safely save this for a fancy night out, since women don’t respond as often to a guy who’s in shirt and tie as to a guy in normal clothes with a simple shirt and jeans or shirtless.
  • Post at least one “action shot” in your profile. This doesn’t have to be you jumping hurdles, but it should be a photo of you involved in some interesting activity. This kind of shot generates one of the highest percentages of conversations that turn into actual face-to-face meetings. I have my action shot when I was riding a horse. It looks cools.
  • If you’re not going to show your face, be unique and cool. There are some really creative shots out there that don’t show the face, and these shots get a lot of response as long as they’re unusual enough or sexy enough that they spark people’s interest. I have mine in a a scuba diving action underwater. It’s really mysterious.
  • Good backgrounds matter. Skip the cluttered bar or messy bedroom. Go for simple and non-distracting, as a general rule.
  • Get a full-body photo in your profile. Having at least one full body photo in your online dating profile can increase messages by 200%.

 

When you’re building an online dating profile, the photos you select really have a big impact on your perceived desirability. If you go overboard with a professionally lit studio portrait that looks like it was made for LinkedIn, you lose the chance to show your personality.

Self- Grooming Checklist for Men

When you’ve selected just the right shirt, pants, and shoes, it’s the little, personal attentions to your appearance that really make a difference. Here are some self-grooming checklist that men shouldn’t forget.

Sweet Breath

It doesn’t matter how good-looking and wonderful I am, if I’ve got bad breath, I won’t make a good impression. The easy fix is to brush the teeth or use a bit of mouthwash before leaving the house. I always use pop a stick of mint gum into my mouth for a quick freshening. Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, will eventually overcome quick fixes, souring the air between me and my date very quickly. The most common cause of bad breath is bacteria growing in the mouth, so regular brushing and flossing are vitally important for long-term smell control. These vital hygiene and grooming actions remove food particles from the tongue, gums, and between the teeth that, if left to fester, will decay and stink it up. There was this one time when I had a date and we finished eating, my date told me that I have something stuck to my teeth. It was embarrassing and uncool.

 

The Beard, the Nose, and the Ears

Facial hair can be tricky, but whatever my beard or sideburns style, I make sure that it’s clean and neatly clipped. While a bit of five-o-clock shadow at the end of a long day can be sexy, the “I couldn’t be bothered to shave for three days” look is usually sloppy and unattractive, and it will tell your date you don’t care enough to make an effort. A recent study in Australia indicates that women may rate men with about 10 days’ worth of facial hair growth as the most attractive. And so, I make sure my facial and head hair all looks deliberate and cared for. The nose and the ears have a tendency to sprout long hairs as we age—whether we want them to or not. Nose and ear clippers are inexpensive and make the job quick and easy. We’ll certainly look younger without little tufts peeking out of our nostrils.

 

A Dab of Deodorant

In the olden days, men were tough and muscular and had a manly scent that made women swoon, according to historical romantic novels. These aren’t the olden days anymore and deodorant is one of those technological advances for which civilization should bow down and be forever grateful. Be tough and muscular if you wish, but choose a deodorant that can handle your masculinity for the entire date.

 

You probably don’t have a problem trying to remember these vital personal grooming tips, but a checklist will help remind you of the important things to do when you might be otherwise distracted of many other things than to prepare yourself. When meeting someone for the first time your appearance says a lot about the type of person you are. It is really important to consider your personal grooming on a first date. And so, be prepared.

The Piano Player

I was running late for school.

The bells just rung and I was still halfway across the road.

You see, the school had a gigantic highway just outside the premises. The overpass was under construction. So I had to wait until I can run or I could have been run over by a truck or something.

School was something I look forward to everyday. It’s because I go to music class. I have a course in playing violin.

Violin is my passion. Whenever I hear the sweet tune of the strings, I get calm. My concentration improves. In short, I turn into something completely different. I guess that’s passion for you.

And maybe, that’s love just for you.

So today, I missed class. I have never felt so bummed my entire. I sat on the piano chair, thinking why I was always so late. Then I noticed something.

Someone had left their music notebook in this room.

Well, bummed as I was, I looked through the contents. I saw some interesting musical patterns. I can hear them playing. This wasn’t just for an ordinary assignment.

It was an original musical composition. But it was made for the piano.

I turned around, unpacked my violin and began fiddling the notes. I asked myself what I was doing. But this was probably because I want to be distracted from the fact that I missed an entire term exam.

The notes played smoothly. I was amazed. It was as though somebody was saying something through the notes that he or she needed to reach out.

I copied the notes to my own notebook. I was trying to decipher the message.

For three days, I grew curious about the composition. The song could go to a smooth, relaxing form, or exude passion ala classical arrangement. It could even go for a pop arrangement if possible. Whoever made this song used music as a serious medium for it.

Not finding the owner of the notebook, which was still left unmoved, I left a message inside.

“This is a very nice piece. I added some arrangements that you might like.”

I tore off pages from my notebook that contained my ideas. Of course, I had a mental copy of these before I tore them and attached them to the notebook.

“I am fascinated by your work. I hope we could meet in school sometime soon.”

The next day, I was pretty excited to see a message from the composer, if he or she wishes to talk, or if he or she had taken her notebook. I felt my stomach lurch and gurgle. I was nervous but excited.

I opened the notebook. Attached was a note that said:

“I was looking for someone to pass this song to because I couldn’t complete it. I’m on my deathbed now you see. My mentor promised that whoever found this would understand my way of thinking. I’m not one to believe in pre-dated miracles such as that. but then, here you are.

I think you’re handsome young man. Or maybe you’re a male in my age. To understand a song of this complexity and depth, which my mentor described, you had to be passionate about something.

Here is my passion. I wish we could have met. I am glad to hear such words of praise from you for my work. Maybe we could have fallen in love. Maybe we could have dated. Maybe we could have seen each other. But alas.

Thank you for this small time of happiness you gave me. Now I know my only child is safe in your hands.”

Dumbfounded, I paced a little bit in the room. Then my mentor entered.

He told me the whole story. That was the story of his grandmother, who created a song she couldn’t finish. I told him about my additions. He said that I should take the song if it resonated with me. He gave me full rights to it.

If she was alive. I wonder if she would have liked me. I wonder if she would have wanted to spend time with me.

How I wish I got to know her more. This last piece is her only connection to me, my true love.