One of my favorite blogs, Wise Bread, had a great post about dating frugally. I believe that it is important to check expenses and live well within one's means while planning for an uncertain future (a philosophy I've been unable to recently maintain) so I think it equally important to date frugally.
If I were to go on a date (something I don't do much of, perhaps I should blog less and date more) I would definitely do it frugally. I like sharing an entree, drinking water, and limiting myself to one drink (but I will make the most of that drink, either a lemonade or something more delicious). Read the article and learn how you can date, on the cheap.
Eight Cheap Dates
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