Meeting for a quiet coffee in a comfy place is an ideal first date. You can probably drown yourself in whatever beverage you order and it will still be inexpensive. With just two very hot (or cold) beverages between you, there’s nothing else to do except talk.
On the off chance that you and your date share the same passion for reading, hitting up a bookstore on a first date sets you on a speedy course to genuine romance. Point out your favorite books and why they’re important to you along the way. And, don’t forgo the Starbucks in the bookstore! Grab a hot beverage and a pastry, sit on the couch and talk.
The simplest and least stressful date is meeting for drinks at a bar where alcohol will surely reduce those first date nerves. A little buzz can make you feel more relaxed, confident and allow yourself to open up. But do not feel obligated to drink alcoholic beverages and if you decide to do so, do not drink beforehand and do not have more than 2 drinks during your date. Too much liquid courage can let your tongue get carried away. Just meet up for a quick drink and good conversation. And, stay safe!
For a casual and more relaxed date, then nothing can top meeting at an ice cream shop. Who in their right mind would say no to ice cream? Or maybe even yogurt!
Check local event calendars in your city. It will be an inexpensive way to meet someone for the first time and allows you to interact with your date in ways a traditional date would not.
This must be the most inexpensive first date idea ever. If the temperature is unbearable, find a park area that is open after sunset for an evening walk or sit at a park bench and speak to your heart’s desire. You can also look up the event calendars of your local Parks and Recreation Department to find a list of activities like free plays, concerts, and movies.
We do not generally recommend going to dinner because it’s too formal and expensive for meeting someone for the first time. And, if you end up not liking your date, you cannot easily excuse yourself until the entire meal is over. It will be an awkward experience having to sit thru all that time pretending to like the other person, and carrying on a conversation you are no longer interested in pursuing.