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Cheap Dates

October 26, 2009

When I was in college, I lived on a really tight budget. Things aren’t much different for many of today’s college students.

Trying to come up with something fun to do on a date, something that doesn’t cost a lot of money, can be a real challenge.

My favorite “cheap date” in college? A stop for ice cream, followed by a walk through Auburn University’s Arboretum. I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 24 years, so cheap dates can have long-lasting impact!

What are some of your favorite “cheap dates”? Please share your ideas by providing a comment. Thanks!

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. linz1990 permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:13 pm

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  2. Kristen Bantin permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:13 pm

    My idea of a cheap date is renting a movie and cooking dinner! It is good bonding time, and doesnt cost much at alL!

  3. Mark Terrell permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:13 pm

    My idea of a cheap date at Georgia Southern is getting ice cream at Einstein’s and then walking around Sweetheart Circle before watching the sunset. Cheap but nice!

  4. Shelby McCarter permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:14 pm

    My idea of a good cheap date would be going to the Union for one of the two dollar movies or going to sweetheart circle and hanging out or flying a kite.

  5. Colin Laudino permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:14 pm

    My idea of a cheap date is hanging out playing a sport like tennis or frisbee, getting a small treat like ice cream and renting a movie last.

  6. Kayla Lay permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:14 pm

    Driving to tybee island and walk along the beach and have a night picnic. cheap and you get to see some beautiful scenery.

  7. linz1990 permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:14 pm

    My idea for a cheap date is to go to the rac and watch or participate in the football games. They can be very interesting, and they are always intense.

  8. emilydiamond55 permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    i like doing themed movie nights. make it a group thing and get some snacky food and just get some movies. scarey movies, action movies, disney movies ect. its a great thing to do with a few friends or just as a one on one date.

  9. brooke beaver permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    My idea of a cheap date is going to Savannah and going on walking tours. It is on the more expensive side but I would enjoy going! Or you can go watch a $2 movie at Russell Union.

    • October 26, 2009 5:18 pm

      If you have a local driver’s license, you can get 2-for-1 tickets for some of the tours in Savannah, too!

  10. Mary-Louise Hill permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    My idea of a cheap date would be going to Scoops for icecream! yummmmmmy!

  11. October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    My idea of a cheap date is a movie at the dollar fifty drive-in.

  12. Chelsey Howard permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    My idea of a cheap date is just walking around campus. GSU is really beautiful, especially the lake by lakeside cafe, so I think that’s a good cheap [and free] date.

  13. Tiffany Rowe permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    Cheap dates in Statesboro are:
    highschool football games
    going to video warehouse and talking about all the movies for hours
    hackers
    just messing around in walmart
    going to retrievers
    going to savannah for the day
    heading out to the pond and going fishing

  14. Christy permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    My idea of a cheap date is going to Tybee or spend the day on River Street in Savannah!

  15. laurensoko permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:15 pm

    For a cheap date, my friends and I have driven down to Savannah and just walked around. During the day, River Street has a lot going on, and there are always mall browsing and shops to check out.

  16. Kris Bailey permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:16 pm

    my idea of a cheap date is to use a meal plan and just go to coldstone when it is raining to get a free scoop of ice cream.

  17. Farhaan Penangwala permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:16 pm

    Go to the Russell Union and watch a movie for $2 on Fridays. It is better than spending $10 per person at a movie theater.

  18. Davia Woulard permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:16 pm

    My idea of a cheap date would be the free movies at the Russell Theatre. Also it would be fun to go to Savannah for the weekend.

  19. Akeem Hill permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:16 pm

    For a really cool cheap date would be to take yo date to the R.A.C and workout for day.

  20. Ericka Nelson permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:16 pm

    My boyfriend and I like to play video games or “people watch”. Its fun becuase you watch all the wierd things people do and you can add your own commentary for them.

  21. Phuong Mai permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:17 pm

    My idea of cheap date would be a day pinic at the RAC, or renting movie and watching it at home, or going to eat ice cream.

  22. Kirby Knowles permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:18 pm

    One really good “cheap date” idea is to take a trip to Savannah, and lounge out at some of the coastal inns, or to just walk around town and chill. It is a very relaxing town, and the drive through the historical parts is pretty awesome. Its also nice to visit Georgia Tech at Savannah, and a tour of the naval base.

  23. jeremy ivory permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:21 pm

    my idea of a cheap date is going to the movies on campus.

  24. Summer Newman permalink
    October 26, 2009 5:24 pm

    My favorite cheap date is packing a dinner and riding to the river on horseback on a full moon lit night, and having dinner on the bluff. Its cheap and more fun than any other date.

  25. October 26, 2009 5:26 pm

    My idea of the perfect cheap date would be having a picnic with someone on the beach during a sunset…Pack food of course beforehand, and then just take a drive to Tybee Island.

  26. October 26, 2009 5:36 pm

    At Auburn, we always took advantage of our programming council, UPC. We had outdoor and drive-in movies, dance competitions, concerts, Open Mic Nights, festivals, cooking workshops, etc. all for free or little cost to students. It was great because we met new friends and were involved on campus.

    Added bonus: we took advantage of the student activity fees our parents paid for in tuition.

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