Dating on a college budget
Lululemon offers complimentary yoga classes, Home Depot gives DIY home improvement courses, and Williams-Sonoma teaches cooking. You can play one-on-one, against another couple, or stick to playing Horse. It's a nice way to start your day, and you'll have a partner to help with the puzzle. Talk music, family, and nostalgia while flipping through rows of classics. Admission is cheap, and the animals will give you lots to talk about.
A pickup game is a fun way to get to know someone if you don't mind getting sweaty. Instead of dinner or lunch, get up early for eggs and bacon. Even if you don't collect records, stores are full of conversation starters. Check your calendar for dog competitions and shows, horse shows, and more.
Besides being fun and nostalgic, skating will allow you to talk on the go. When you get tired or if conversation wavers, head home. You can improve your 'hood and get to know each other. Bonus points if you take a break at a coffeehouse for lattes and conversation. Okay, maybe you won't be able to make a meal of it, but you can make it a date.
Ice-skate, roller-skate, Roller-blade—whatever gets you moving and is weather-appropriate. Step out your door and walk—with no specific destination—until you decide to turn. If you don't mind getting down and dirty on the first date, grab plastic bags, rubber gloves, and old shoes, and hit the streets. Rent city bikes or take your own bikes around the city.
Check calendars for convention centers, performing arts halls, parks, social clubs, and the like. Whatever you find, you'll have plenty to talk about.
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