Episode 137

5 Affordable Yet Fun Date Ideas | E137 Samantha Vigneau

Dating is expensive. There is no way to sugarcoat it. Between dinner, drinks, parking, entertainment, and more…the costs quickly add up. I was reading an article and they surveyed 2,000 Americans to find out the average person has spent $3,025 over the last year on dating. That’s a little more than $250 a month and it didn’t include indirect costs like new clothes, make-up, and haircuts.

Even as someone in a long-term relationship where Gaby and I have similar financial goals, and the advantage of using coupons and hitting happy hours without social ridicule, we still spend a fair amount on dates.

It is because creating shared memories is important to us…but so is financial independence. So whenever it comes to dating, how can we maximize fun without breaking the bank? Well, that’s what I have in store for you today.

My friend Samantha Vigneau and I created a list of 5 affordable and fun date ideas. My challenge to her was each of these ideas had to be less than $50 for two people and she hit the mark with many ideas being little to no money at all.

This was a fun episode to make. I know many of us are dating right now let it be you’re looking for someone or in a relationship and going out and making memories together is important. So how do we find the balance between that and our financial goals? This episode will answer that.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with the Host of Single Status…Samantha Vigneau

Key Takeaways:

  • Elements of bad first date ideas
  • 5 affordable yet fun date ideas
  • How do you discuss money with a new romantic interest?
  • Signs to look for to understand someone’s money values
  • What to do if you feel like you’re falling behind in life

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Website: https://www.singlestatuspodcast.com/

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