38 Cheap, Fun Date Ideas For The Broke College Couple
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38 Cheap, Fun Date Ideas For The Broke College Couple

Ideas for date night that won't drain your bank account!

38 Cheap, Fun Date Ideas For The Broke College Couple

Let’s face it: as a college student, it’s safe to say you’re almost always pressed for cash. With the pocket change you are able to scrape together, you’re just barely getting yourself what you need to make it through the day.

So now you’ve got a hot date and you’re trying not to panic.

Whether you’re getting to know someone new or you’re spending time with your long-time lover, the pressure of planning the *perfect* date never quite goes away. It seems almost impossible to ensure that you two have a good time unless you’re paying for something grandiose. But fear not- there’s plenty of inexpensive- and even free- ideas for dates that will impress your partner without you having to use up what’s left of your savings.

I think you’ll come to agree, after reading through this list, that resourcefulness is the new sexy.

1. Have a picnic in a local park or field

2. Go to the library and pick out books for each other

3. Meet up for coffee

4. See a school-sponsored show or play

5. Go for a walk around campus

6. Do something active at your recreation center

7. Grab some dining hall food and take it back to your place

8. Go see a movie

9. Cheer on your school at a sporting event together

10. Stay up all night and wait to watch the sunrise

11. Have an impromptu photoshoot

12. Give each other silly dares to perform in public

13. Round up a few friends and make it a group date

14. Lie down on a blanket and stargaze

15. Browse the racks together in a thrift shop

16. Buy some cheap ingredients and bake cookies

17. Make the best of a dorm room microwave to cook up something unique

18. Go people-watching

19. Make a playlist of each other's favorite songs

20. If one of you is a musician, teach your date how to play your instrument

21. Write a song

22. Teach each other your favorite card games

23. Draw with sidewalk chalk

24. Visit a botanical garden

25. Visit a local art gallery

26. Start a new Netflix series together

27. Challenge each other to a video game battle

28. Make a blanket fort and just hide away

29. Sing karaoke

30. Explore your college town together

31. Get cheap bus tickets to go somewhere nearby

32. Go on a run together and reward yourselves after with something sweet (like ice cream, maybe?)

33. Climb a tree and chill out up there for a while

34. Watch the sunset

35. Go for a drive; go wherever the road takes you

36. Go for a hike

37. Go against the norm and take your date out for breakfast, not dinner

38. Bundle up in a few blankets and surf the Internet for funny videos and memes

I hope this list inspired you in some way! I wish you all the best on all of your romantic endeavors. Be smart, be safe, and most of all, make it a date for you both to remember.

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