Cheap First Date Ideas That Wont Break the Bank

So you finally got up the courage to ask her out and she said yes! But now you have another issue, your low on cash but still really want to take her out.

Don’t worry! Here are several cheap first date ideas that your date will love.

The Zoo

Who doesn’t love the zoo? Not only is this a cheap date idea but also a fun date idea. You can walk around looking at the animals, browse in the gift shop and have tons of great conversation. Don’t forget to tell her one of your funny zoo stories from when you were a kid, she will love it.


If your first date is during the week the bowling can be a fun and cheap first date idea. Many times bowling alleys will run specials on certain days during the week so call before you go to see what special they are having that day.

A Picnic

A picnic is a great first date idea that will give you time to chat and feel at ease together. Grab an old blanket make a few sandwiches, toss in a few snacks and pick up a cheap bottle of wine. Not only will she be impressed at your thoughtfulness but she will also love the idea of talking with you.

Volunteer At A Local Animal Shelter

What girl doesn’t want to see that you have a soft, caring side? Not only will volunteering at an animal shelter be a great way to show her your softer side but also will be a good thing for the shelter and your community. You can walk the dogs, play with the cats and just have a fun, not to mention free, date.

The Beach

You don’t have to wear a bathing suit at the beach, you don’t even have to go in the water. At the beach you can fly a kite, bike ride on the trails, toss the Frisbee around or just sit in the sun. You can also go in the water if you want to in regular clothes so that no one feels uncomfortable wearing a bathing suit on the first date. Bring an extra pair of shorts and shirt just in case and make sure to tell her to do the same. Having fun together is a sure way to impress your date.

A first date doesn’t have to be a budget busting, bank empting event. It can also be a great way to spend time with the girl you have been dying to take out for months and actually getting to know her.

Instead of draining your savings account why not appeal to her softer side and show her that you really put a lot of thought into your date and making it as easy going as possible. No one likes pressure on the first date and with these cheap first date ideas no one will feel uneasy which will surely help move you from date one to date two plus many more!

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This one is (obviously) inspired by the song ‘Rhinestone Cowboy‘ by Glen Campbell – but giving it a little up to date twist. It’s a screenprint on A3 paper with hand-painted pants and added rhinestone goodness. Unfortunately now that i’ve put the words ‘rhinestone cowboy’ down on paper (so to speak) I can’t get the bloody song out of my head. I suppose I should have guessed that would have happened. Oh well, I suppose I could have something more annoying running riot in my brain – perhaps ‘Blame it on the weatherman’ by B*witched. That would certainly count towards self-decapitation…

I can’t wait until we’ve got the screenprinter out again as i’ve got plenty of t-shirts & paper and a whole load of ideas that need to be used up. Hopefully sometime soon…



Title: Like a rhinesone b-boy
Media: Hand pulled screenprint with hand finished pants and a couple of added rhinestones!
Size: A3