Spending a ton of money on a date is not always necessary. There are plenty of affordable ways to schmooze over someone you're courting without breaking the bank. A low cost day or evening of doing fun but simple activities can be just as exciting and memorable as spending a small fortune on dinner.
Dine on a picnic lunch at your favorite place in nature or the city; electrify your date by serving up the dish you cook best.
Find a nearby trail; lace up your hiking shoes, and pound the trail. With the exception of park admission fees, this activity should be virtually free.
Check your city newspaper's entertainment section for a list of free concerts. Enjoy a relaxing meal at a casual dining restaurant and wrap up the night with a public concert.
Colleges and high schools alike consistently perform for the general public; two people can usually enjoy this type of performance for under $20 and still have money for ice cream afterward.
Explore a museum with your date. Admission costs are usually affordable and on some days of the week they welcome visitors for free.