|"Black Love 2" by Manasseh Art|
Remember in high school the guy you had been crushing on for a while finally noticed you and asked you out? You agreed on a movie to see, he paid for your ticket and popcorn and you sat for two hours quiet and then grabbed a burger and shake afterward before rushing home before curfew. Well that was cute then but we’re grown now. Dinner and a movie is fine every now and again after you’ve been dating for a while or are a couple/married but in the beginning stages of dating, I encourage people to get more creative.
I love learning about different things and cultures, trying new things and foods and experiencing cool things. So why shouldn’t that spill into my dating life? After all, don’t you want to be with a person that enhances your life and inspires you to be open to experiencing cool things? I know I do! The thing men and women alike get hung up on is the price. Men sometimes lament “dating is so expensive” and feel pressure to spend gobs of money, especially on the first couple dates to impress a woman or because they feel it’s expected of them. Some women secretly calculate how much the man spent on the date and think that that will tell them if he’s a great catch or not. Blah, blah, blah. While you shouldn’t be cheap, if you’re creative, dates don’t have to break the bank and will still be memorable. Rather you have money coming out your ears or only two pennies to rub together, it’s really about the quality of the date. At the end of the day, what stays with you the most is if you had a good time or not.
So I dare you to get more adventurous in your date planning and open yourself to new things, you just might enjoy yourself or grow from it. Keep reading for three date ideas I think will enable you to get to know your date while experiencing cool things that don’t require your firstborn child as a deposit: