You don't have to flash the cash to have great dates this winter. Keeping it low-budget and low-key can add to the charm of it all. Beat the impending cabin fever and embrace the chilly weather. We've short listed a few date ideas to get you inspired...
Get tickets to a local sports match
Even if you know nothing about it, the atmosphere is usually the best part. Besides, you can use Google to figure out the rules as you go! We’re well and truly into AFL and NRL seasons locally, so rug up and head outdoors!
Go to an art gallery
Most of them have free exhibitions. Even if you hate it and think it’s a load of rubbish, chances are you’ll probably have something to laugh about together afterwards.
Take a (short!) coffee appreciation class
If they’re all a bit too expensive (or few and far between in your neck of the woods), DIY it! Go to a top notch coffee shop and order a speciality brew. Use the free wifi and search for everything about that blend. Switch the coffee for tea if it’s not your thing.
See a random gig
Make a rule that the tickets can’t be over $25 and it has to be local. You’ll be surprised at what you find.
Take a hike and pack a picnic
Surprise your new date with a thermos of warm stuff and a cooler-bag of delights! Think cheese, bread, pies and soup!
Take a free guided city tour together
You might know your home town inside out, but chances are a guide will know it better and be able to tell you quirky facts you never knew. There are typically free city walks in every major city (although a few gold coins are usually much appreciated!).
DIY photography competition
Using only your smart phones, go on an adventure around your town (or somewhere more picturesque!) to snap the best photos you can. Let social media be your judge as to who gets more likes on their pics by the end of the date!
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