Many guys who go out on dates (and perhaps this includes you), and are trying to get a girlfriend, end up spending a lot of money in the process.
After all, going out to eat every once and a while might be affordable, but taking a woman out to a restaurant 2-3 times a week quickly adds up!
So this begs the question – should you avoid paying for dates? Should you try and go dutch? What can you do here?
To me, the answer is simple:
DON’T GO OUT ON “TRADITIONAL DINNER DATES” ANYMORE.
See, if you don’t go out on “take her out to dinner” dates anymore, then you won’t have to deal with paying for make friends online not dating them. Restaurant food can get expensive, especially if you’re paying for two and going someplace other than McDonald’s.
So you want to avoid the trap of doing what every other guy does, and offer to “take her out” on a traditional dinner-and-a-movie type date.
Instead, offer her chances to hang out with you in casual settings that aren’t going to cost you a lot of money. Ask her to meet you for coffee, or drinks. This way you won’t spend more than $10 on the first date.
A favorite line I use is to ask the girl: “What time are you having dinner tomorrow?” After she tells me, I say “Let’s meet up for drinks after that!”
It’s a sneaky way to bypass the “dinner” routine.
If you are really hurting for cash, show up a few minutes late so she buys her own drink and is waiting for you. You can even ask “where’s mine?” when you show up.
Also, you’ll want to be sure to set a budget on a date – I like to say I’m not willing to go over $30 until I find out I actually like the girl and she feels the same way about me.