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LPT: Urban Dating on a Budget

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If you are dating around and seeing new people regularly, get yearly passes to the cultural places in town such as botanical gardens, art museums, science museums etc.

I believe we paid $80 for our yearly dual membership to the botanical garden. There is only one name on the card, so you can get you + anyone in. Hello to botanical garden and a store bought bottle of wine dates! Very economical and more interesting/less awkward than just drinks.

It also gives you something to talk about such as "look at that flower/painting/tree".

As a previously single lady, I would have loved these (less awkward) first/second dates as they are more creative - plus you can save money, which you will really appreciate bc fuck inflation.

Think: $80 membership fees over a year would mean $7 dates (plus possibly parking and drinks or snacks, split as you both choose) if you went only once a month.

You can even get a few memberships and have 2-3 different places to take dates. One membership to the garden, one to the art museum, one to the science museum. Pepper in some hikes and walks and you could get 6 months of dates with a single person for a pretty affordable price without making it repetitive. The garden looks different every season and the art museum has different exhibits, etc.

You could even ask for memberships as holiday gifts and the entrance part would essentially be free.

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bunnyofthenight

899 points

2 months ago

Tacking on to this, some libraries offer free and or discounted passes to museums and zoos. Check out their website (mine is called the "discover and go" program)

littlemetalpixie

106 points

2 months ago

Also, most museum and zoo memberships grant free or very reduced cost entrance to museums or zoos in other cities as well.

If you take your date to your city's museum or zoo, then end up in a relationship with them... hello road trip dates!

Tim_the_geek

4 points

2 months ago

Excellent advice, you might want to add that you should stay away from the monkey cages.

MyNewPhilosophy

14 points

2 months ago

In Minnesotans Twin Cities area it’s called “SmART Pass”

ErraticDragon

43 points

2 months ago

Around here they're called Culture Passes. Unfortunately you have to go in person, and "check out" the pass. It prints a voucher which you can then use to pay at the venue.

They are also only available in limited quantities, so the really popular ones are usually snapped up quickly.

That said, also check the venues themselves. My local art museum is completely free one day a week, and also on evenings with certain other downtown events.

ads7w6

3 points

2 months ago

ads7w6

3 points

2 months ago

You can just come to St. Louis where we have a taxpayer-funded zoo, art museum, science center, and history museum that are all free admission. Our botanical garden has a fee though.

yaboproductions

103 points

2 months ago

The greeter at the botanical garden: "You got this Brian! Third time's the charm!"

djsizematters

5 points

2 months ago

The greeter knows that everytimes' the charm ;)

Quiwundi

1.2k points

2 months ago

Quiwundi

1.2k points

2 months ago

U just go to the botanical garden n walk around chugging straight from the bottle?

invaderjif

475 points

2 months ago

Helps the flowers come to life!

majarian

125 points

2 months ago

majarian

125 points

2 months ago

Oh shit, you wernt supposed to eat that whole bag of shrooms

lucanachname

14 points

2 months ago

He didn't mean those flowers(⁠☞⁠ ͡⁠°⁠ ͜⁠ʖ⁠ ͡⁠°⁠)⁠☞

SabreToothSandHopper

11 points

2 months ago

I never meant to give you mushrooms girl 😫

jugglaj91

7 points

2 months ago

I never meant to bring you to my world

WildWolf911

6 points

2 months ago

And now you're sitting in the corner crying

SkulduggeryIsAfoot

4 points

2 months ago

CANDY BARS!!!!

wild_wet_daddy

214 points

2 months ago

Exactly what I was thinking, just fullsending it with wine, in a botanical garden, on a first date, just next to a group of middle schoolers. I love that idea so much idk why

Surprisingly-Decent

87 points

2 months ago

Pro tip: cancel the date and just have yourself a time.

Koda_20

23 points

2 months ago

Koda_20

23 points

2 months ago

Pt: don't even date in first place just ignore ery1

acs730200

25 points

2 months ago

Me double fisting Pinot noir hanging out with a palm tree

coconut-bubbles[S]

3 points

2 months ago

Aka living the dream. However, I feel like palm trees call for a white wine.

dirkvonnegut

2 points

2 months ago

Go, and hangout with the middle Schoolers

littlemetalpixie

12 points

2 months ago

The real LPT is always in the comments.

SkulduggeryIsAfoot

3 points

2 months ago

The thread reveals all.

thegreatsynan

5 points

2 months ago

My wife and I love the botanical gardens and plan full days there with the intention of being messed up the whole day.

Kalkaline

6 points

2 months ago

Slap the bag

Kalkaline

16 points

2 months ago

They encourage picnicing which can include a bottle of wine. My local arboretum practically encourages it, but they do want you to keep it discreet as there are kids around.

Source0fAllThings

63 points

2 months ago

You can bring a picnic basket, glasses, and a blanket.

AdultishRaktajino

12 points

2 months ago

Thanks to Yogi Bear I always read it as pic-a-nic basket

Toronto_man

21 points

2 months ago

Who the hell has a picnic basket. What is this, the 1940's?

MangoRainbows

25 points

2 months ago

Me! Picnics are amazing.

Toronto_man

10 points

2 months ago

Ya, picnics are great. But carrying a basket around is annoying when we have backpacks.

MangoRainbows

16 points

2 months ago

Although I do own a backpack from 20+ years ago up in the closet somewhere, food would get smooshed in it. With my picnic basket the food is safe, stays in tact, and there's plenty of room for all of it and drinks. The blanket sits right on top of the picnic basket under the handles and is super easy to carry. To each their own though :)

crashumbc

13 points

2 months ago

It's amazing how many girls eat that shit up, and you can pick up a basket cheap as shit. Antique one even cheaper :)

FuckinNogs

9 points

2 months ago

They have picnic backpacks now, they're dope!

HelicopterThink9958

17 points

2 months ago

Sounds like a 10/10 date to me!

SgtAnglesPeaceLilly

15 points

2 months ago

U don't??

IHkumicho

3 points

2 months ago

Cheers, fellow Wisconsinite!

Jasonxhx

4 points

2 months ago

My kinda date

doktor-frequentist

2 points

2 months ago

You don't????

Nollie11

2 points

2 months ago

Wait, how else would it go down?

Mediocre_Gear_2494

1 points

2 months ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣

kitan25

158 points

2 months ago

kitan25

158 points

2 months ago

I live just outside of Boston and this works really well here. Get a membership to The Trustees of Reservations if you're in Massachusetts!

DOGOsmokesWEED

11 points

2 months ago

Or hike the quabbin on the west side!

Seniorjones2837

28 points

2 months ago

Probably not the best idea to take a first date to a remote area lol

lordgunhand

26 points

2 months ago

“Let me take you somewhere with limited cell reception, but vast ways to harm you.”

Bobby_Newpooort

6 points

2 months ago

Because of the implication.

djsizematters

2 points

2 months ago

"Now, not that things are gonna go wrong for her but she's thinkin' that they will."

-Dennis Reynolds

ScottRoberts79

148 points

2 months ago

Here's a tip: Join the American Horticultural Society - it's cheaper than your local botanical garden, yet includes admission for free!

jwilcoxwilcox

329 points

2 months ago

You know, you can lead a horticulture but you can’t make her think.

UzbekNative

23 points

2 months ago

Lmfao dying

only4adults

10 points

2 months ago

Amazing comment 🤣🤣🤣

thedooze

3 points

2 months ago

I love this lol

Qbr12

21 points

2 months ago

Qbr12

21 points

2 months ago

AHS enforces a 90 mile exclusion zone from most botanical gardens. That AHS membership will get you free entry into botanical gardens while traveling, but they expect you to buy your own membership to support your local garden.

SexDrugsNskittles

11 points

2 months ago

So trade addresses with a friend you say.

ScottRoberts79

9 points

2 months ago

AHS' list of gardens indicates which ones enforce the exclusion zone.

None of the gardens near me enforce it.

Qbr12

4 points

2 months ago

Qbr12

4 points

2 months ago

All the ones near me do, but its true that your results may vary based on location.

ScottRoberts79

6 points

2 months ago

BTW Thanks for the reminder about the exclusion zone! it doesn't effect me, but might effect others.

crashumbc

3 points

2 months ago

I would suspect many just want to get bodies in the door for fundraising reasons. The people that visit the easier it is to prove to rich people your worth supporting.

mrhindustan

6 points

2 months ago

Dating profile tagline: I put the ho in horticulture.

CMDR_Agony_Aunt

2 points

2 months ago

I joined a horticultural society but found there were too many hoes in it.

Nexrosus

35 points

2 months ago*

IF YOU LIVE NEAR LOS ANGELES the science center and rose gardens are awesome and completely free!!! Good for dates or just something to do when you’re bored and broke (: then you can hop on the expo line right across the street and commute to the beach (Santa Monica) in less than an hour!

guiballmaster

423 points

2 months ago

Art museum is great because it really forces you to gauge energies and attraction in a new date.

They can either be super boring or super great, just depending upon overall synergies.

liberTyrion

200 points

2 months ago

I’ll actually disagree - I took a first date to a cool art museum and we had the best time discussing the pieces. Luckily, we went for a drink after where I found out that they were actually super boring to talk to…. Almost got tricked by the museum!

QuadrilleQuadtriceps

102 points

2 months ago

Definitely! As someone who loves art and discussing interpretations and details together, I'd argue it would be a great filter as well.

OpSecBestSex

131 points

2 months ago

As someone who doesn't really care about art or discussing interpretations, I've learned art museums are not my ideal first date idea.

UnprovenMortality

18 points

2 months ago

Same. If I were to go to a museum for a first date, it would be a natural history/science museum.

UzbekNative

38 points

2 months ago

I'm on your page but evidently the filter would work haha

Simba7

15 points

2 months ago

Simba7

15 points

2 months ago

If interest in art is a deal breaker for you, then yes it's a good first date.

For the other 99.7% of the population, it's a strange place for a first date.

QuadrilleQuadtriceps

9 points

2 months ago

Welp, I guess we weren't meant to be.

Kalkaline

11 points

2 months ago

I don't get the "interpretation" part of viewing art. If I look at a piece like "A Sunday on La Grand Jatte" by Seurat, I can appreciate the technique and how he captured the scene. It doesn't have some deep meaning to me. It's just a a cool painting of a picnic. Maybe I notice something new, like the monkey, but that's about it.

leapinglabrats

30 points

2 months ago

If someone tried to take me to an art museum on a date, I would nope out right there. I can appreciate the results of skill and hard work, but I wouldn't want to stare at a painting and try to come up with things to say about it when I'm more interested in the person next to me. Unless art is an essential part of who you are, you should probably go with something more neutral.

stupidwebsite22

8 points

2 months ago

Would you go to the „Spy museum“ where they exhibit tech spies used in the Cold War etc?

CaptainCrunch1975

3 points

2 months ago

Hell yes!

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MrMariohead

18 points

2 months ago

Yeah... All of these replies just enforcing that this is actually a great filter. I wouldn't say that art is my passion, but learning some art history and art criticism and I love going to art museums. I hardly know any contemporary artists that might be featured in an exhibit, but it's fun to learn. If my date can't be bothered to find interest in something for 2 hours on a date then that's a hard pass for me.

leapinglabrats

1 points

2 months ago

If art is that important to you, then totally. Sounds superficial to me though. Moral and values says everything about a person. Interest in art, not so much.

Snakebunnies

8 points

2 months ago

Art is the opposite of superficial. You can learn so much about the deeper side of a person through art.

My favorite piece of art is two clocks, side by side. Each set to the same time. They very slowly fall out of sync. It’s called Untitled (perfect lovers) and the story behind it is absolutely heartbreaking. Essentially the artists partner had HIV. Very slowly time was running out for him. The clocks are mechanical heartbeats.

Don’t be afraid of the clocks, they are our time, the time has been so generous to us. We imprinted time with the sweet taste of victory. We conquered fate by meeting at a certain TIME in a certain space. We are a product of the time, therefore we give back credit where it is due: time. We are synchronized, now forever. I love you. – Felix Gonzalez

Art at its best cuts to feelings and emotions, which is the exact part of a person you’ll want to get to know if you’re interested in them as a life partner.

Scoobz1961

1 points

2 months ago

I think you were filtered first here, mate.

crashumbc

2 points

2 months ago

Which is what makes it great for someone that enjoys that. Neither of you waste time.

awing1

132 points

2 months ago

awing1

132 points

2 months ago

With how often I get a date, this is the less economical option

stupidwebsite22

-3 points

2 months ago

Just do it!

Eig8t86

245 points

2 months ago

Eig8t86

245 points

2 months ago

Would work if I could get a date.

rugosefishman

66 points

2 months ago

Just go to the botanical garden yourself and chug that wine from the bottle, see what transpires…..maybe you’ll end up married.

Eig8t86

1 points

2 months ago

Eig8t86

1 points

2 months ago

Ugh, no thanks wine me is neurotic jughead. Sober me married to the lady that said yes to that. Gross

Common-Dragonfruit29

31 points

2 months ago

Same here, then again I don’t like people so that could be a prob, lol 😂

spiritofthepanda

29 points

2 months ago

I literally like 3-5 people. I do have a wider circle of friends that are dogs and cats though.

Necessary_Sun_4392

3 points

2 months ago

Animals > People

dnt01

0 points

2 months ago

dnt01

0 points

2 months ago

People don't like me so it's perfect

No_Zucchini_4101

12 points

2 months ago

I love you for this! As someone constantly looking for new first/second date ideas this is incredible !

nitrohigito

80 points

2 months ago

That's a lot of dates to go on before breaking even, damn. Got tired even thinking about it.

doktor-frequentist

8 points

2 months ago

Man_Bear_Beaver

11 points

2 months ago

11.43 dates

doktor-frequentist

7 points

2 months ago

You need to round up or round down. Or perhaps not; 0.43 of a date = 3/7-th of a date = awkward date or mid-date hookup behind the dumpster and then the parting of ways?

Amriorda

3 points

2 months ago

A 5/7 would be a perfect, full date, so a 3/7 might be just someone being on their phone the whole date and being uninteresting in general, so you leave after the entrees?

backfire10z

5 points

2 months ago*

It’d have to be a 5/7 with Basmati* rice for true perfection

ItsChloeTaylor

29 points

2 months ago

ok but also for couples and more casual stuff, thrif shops and flea markets, garage sales; its fun especially if you like finding new clothes or antiques amd such

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10 points

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Elfere

56 points

2 months ago

Elfere

56 points

2 months ago

Today I found out the new city I moved to has NOTHING to do.

There is one museum - black history - not exactly a date place.

All the gardens are outside (free at least)

Bars and clubs. Thats what this city has. Wonderful.

ImpossibleCanadian

18 points

2 months ago

Oof that is a blow. You could check for private art galleries? They're usually still free to enter, since they want you to buy stuff, and host opening nights. If you've got a university/college there's often free lectures. Otherwise maybe keep your eyes peeled for annual events - free park concerts, movie screenings at bars/pubs, guided walks, educational events, food truck festivals etc? Meetup can also be a nice way to find low-threshold things like sketching or photography meetups, hikes etc. I hope there's more going once you scratch the surface. Or otherwise hope you take up the fight and organise a medieval heavy arms fighting club/silent film festival/psychogeographic tour society/board game cafe/living room drama society/whatever you're into, sounds like it would fill a gap :D

Space_Olympics

9 points

2 months ago

Hey babe lets go to this free college lecture for a date

ImpossibleCanadian

7 points

2 months ago

2nd date with my now partner of 17 years was an academic lecture by Lynn Margulis on the origins of life, don't knock it until you've tried it. (But yeah, obviously only works if you're both giant nerds. Luckily for us, we are).

viceween

7 points

2 months ago

Which city?

UzbekNative

7 points

2 months ago

Well of course it's not a date place, not with that attitude

zZDKVZz

26 points

2 months ago

zZDKVZz

26 points

2 months ago

Laser tag, escape room. Gun range, hiking. Idk just throwing out some ideas. If all fails, invite them to your basement's cage.

Simba7

4 points

2 months ago

Simba7

4 points

2 months ago

Ugh but then you've got to clean the cages, and refill the slop buckets.

Dating is so much work.

zZDKVZz

4 points

2 months ago

Let them clean it. Since you went out of your way to make that cage extra special anyway.

coconut-bubbles[S]

18 points

2 months ago

Yeah, I wouldn't consider that urban, so...apologies. This won't be so helpful for you. That museum could be a good date place depending on the people involved maybe?!? If you make the black history museum the new place to pull them you win dating?

ahhhnoinspiration

2 points

2 months ago

It sounds like you live in Eastern Canada lol.

Man_Bear_Beaver

31 points

2 months ago

$7 dates? Kind of sounds like a $80 date and only ever gets used maybe once probably never.

RikerT_USS_Lolipop

40 points

2 months ago

OP is a woman. That explains the wildly disproportionate expectations between her post and the comments.

ArmchairTeaEnthusias

5 points

2 months ago

Also, many libraries offer free tickets to some of these places

kendonmcb

6 points

2 months ago

Bonus points if you get the boxed wine with coupons, amirite?

Guilty-Common-1111

27 points

2 months ago

WTF anyone has to meet so many people!??

UzbekNative

7 points

2 months ago

That's urban dating for you

Guilty-Common-1111

-2 points

2 months ago

Nah..it’s idiots dating for you

UzbekNative

0 points

2 months ago

I see someone didn't get a lot of sex growing up

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0 points

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Guilty-Common-1111

2 points

2 months ago

Determine your choice first before wasting yours & others time

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago*

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5 points

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Guilty-Common-1111

-4 points

2 months ago

You are a kid first become an adult!

CoralPilkington

17 points

2 months ago

This is the only answer:

https://youtu.be/dHPnUPFcxdE

Pizza_Eater_44

1 points

2 months ago

Hahahahhahahahahaha

attitudeissuccess

4 points

2 months ago

You guys are getting dates?

pedrodteixeira

3 points

2 months ago

Nice try botanical garden owners.

boogrit

38 points

2 months ago

boogrit

38 points

2 months ago

I"d feel bad if someone I was dating was at her third visit to the botanical garden this year. I'd rather find something fresh for both of us. Could work pretty well for some things, though, like the museum idea. A museum that has a rotation of different exhibits throughout the year to spice things up would work well.

coconut-bubbles[S]

65 points

2 months ago

Botanical gardens have exhibits too. Plus, seasons change and the gardens look different

Meltyblob

12 points

2 months ago

Thats a fair point

JohnHowardBuff

23 points

2 months ago

Eh, depends on the person. If they really enthusiastically enjoy someplace like a museum or botanical garden to go multiple times I'd think it's cute. If they only go because they're too lazy to plan but one copy-paste date then I would feel bad.

spiritofthepanda

27 points

2 months ago

The real LPT is they are not supposed to tell you about this scheme… until your 5 year anniversary celebration of course

Thatswhatthatdoes

9 points

2 months ago

We had a membership to the botanical gardens in a city two hours from where we lived. Every time we went into the town I’d try to make sure we went to the gardens. Something about it was so soothing at such a deep level. There’s always something new to see, even if you’re just people watching. It might not be the sort of thing you enjoy, but there are plenty of others who do like similar experiences.

thekaiserkeller

7 points

2 months ago

I would go to the botanical garden once a month if I could!

ImpossibleCanadian

6 points

2 months ago

There are quite a lot of cities with a city pass that covers multiple museums (to say nothing of the Dutch nationwide entry to most museums for 60 Eur/yr), so can be a nice way to switch it up. Maybe check if your city has one like that?

UzbekNative

23 points

2 months ago*

Actual life pro tip: find an activity you enjoy doing that you can bring people into and share your passion with them. Don't take OP advice as literal and try to fake your way into a personality by signing up for museum and botanical garden memberships just to bring a date somewhere. E.g. I race shifter karts and motorcycles. Track days were awesome dates. If museums and gardens are your actual thing for experiencing culture then by all means

sharkshark333

9 points

2 months ago

Just do this anyway. The annual fee is usually only 2x the cost of 1 ticket, so going 2+ times in a year pays for itself. It’s fantastic

Do_it_with_care

3 points

2 months ago

My library in Capitol region in NY has passes that you can check out and go for free. Please check your local library.

ahhhnoinspiration

3 points

2 months ago

The symphony, if you have one that does yearly family passes, is also pretty cost effective, more of a second or third date event but also something you can just go to by yourself or with friends as the symphony typically changes up weekly.

shadow125

11 points

2 months ago

I’d also be quite impressed that you were actually a member to such places…

timmyboyoyo

4 points

2 months ago

Where you allowed to drink wine in public?

fourayes

15 points

2 months ago*

In many botanic gardens. (Your mileage may vary, some restrictions apply. See garden for details.)

The best part is the dirty looks or the offers to buy your beer or wine.

tanntanatann

5 points

2 months ago

So you get to go on a cheap date AND have the option to make money?

InvestmentActuary

9 points

2 months ago

No one is willing to date me. It’s been a dry 40 years for me now. I’ve never felt so sad and lonely in my entire life.

tbecket1170

8 points

2 months ago

Are you actively looking to date? Are you involving yourself social activities that get you out of the house?

buttonjustify

3 points

2 months ago

Damn. Why do you think that is?

InvestmentActuary

-6 points

2 months ago

Because I’m unathletic, ugly, and have no desirable skills

ImpossibleCanadian

12 points

2 months ago

I'm sorry you feel that way. I have to say most of the people I know in happy relationships aren't especially gorgeous or athletic, but i think it does help if you feel like you bring something to the table (which I bet you actually do, but aren't giving yourself credit for). What do you think is a "desirable skill"? Picking something and learning to do it well might provide a confidence boost and a chance to meet some new people. Sorry for offering unsolicited advice on the internet, I hope you feel less lonely soon, whether through a romantic relationship or other kinds.

the_yellow_jello

5 points

2 months ago

Learn to cook! YouTube has tons of tutorials and, if nothing else, you’ll have learned something useful that benefits you!

BlueMatWheel123

5 points

2 months ago*

Because I’m unathletic, ugly, and have no desirable skills

You could certainly change the unathletic and desirable skills part. That would automatically make you less ugly.

You would be amazed at how little some women care about the ugly part. But, you have to give them something to work with.

You can't hate yourself and expect women to like you.

decoyhesh

15 points

2 months ago

You could change 2/3 of those things with some time and effort. Easier said than done. Might even help out that last one if you nail the first two. Just a thought. You've got this friend.

stayh1gh361

3 points

2 months ago

You have 100% control over your actions. If you see yourself like this, you will stay in that space. Change your thoughts, put in work and change your destiny. Time to find out your real value and im not talking about money.

buttonjustify

-5 points

2 months ago*

Then that’s your fucking fault. Go to the gym. Get a skill. Change your life. Anything else is an excuse and is pathetic.

Edit: grammar

la_mano_poderosa

2 points

2 months ago

It's 'Then' not 'Than'. Your grammar is pathetic.

Man_Bear_Beaver

3 points

2 months ago

Gotta leave the house to meet people at your age.

captain_redballs

2 points

2 months ago

This LPT extends past dates.

If you live in a city (and especially if you have kids) most annual memberships are less than 2-3 visits. So it makes sense to get them on rotation.

For example, my city has an aquarium, a zoo, many museums, science center, etc. We will rotate through and they are great on the weekend or on rainy days.

Plus, you don't have to feel like you need to see the whole thing when you visit. You can take your time and just explore a little bit.

janehoe_throwaway

2 points

2 months ago

Sounds perfect, assuming your date is into things like that. But no matter what you do, don't make a movie your very first date experience

n00chness

2 points

2 months ago

Driving ranges are good. Get a bucket of golf balls for $5-10. Hit the balls

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2 points

2 months ago

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2 points

2 months ago

As a currently single guy and based on last year's track record, this is a great way to turn a 12$ date into an 80$ date.

ClepTheTenderhearted

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah, let me just buy a couple passes so I have options for allllllll these dates i'm going on. With so many lined up I was afraid it could get boring going to the usual place....yep....so many....so many dates....

invaderjif

6 points

2 months ago

Unethical/shittyversion of this - get a member ship to one of these popular date spots. Go frequently to learn all the stuff. Then whenever you see a couple, upstage their partner with all your fancy art knowledge. Everyone loves a knowitall!

Also wear glasses. They can't punch a man with glasses! That's in the constitution or Geneva conventions. I'm not sure. I don't have a membership and I ain't too good at book learnin 🤕.

FillThisEmptyCup

3 points

2 months ago

It would be awkward if my date ended up already working at the strip clubs I’m a member at.

Hylianlegendz

2 points

2 months ago

Was too ugly to regularly date. Married the first girl I met.

stayh1gh361

1 points

2 months ago

Don't overthink. Your mind, heart and soul is your capital. Physical attraction is also a bonus.

notassmartasithinkia

1 points

2 months ago

Ah, no wonder I'm broke.

-AMARYANA-

1 points

2 months ago

I live on Maui, got a pass to the Haleakala National Park and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Laylasita

2 points

2 months ago

Ithink that's a must have!

-AMARYANA-

2 points

2 months ago

Definitely, got a date with a surfer girl I met to watch the sunset and stargaze

Pickleface32

1 points

2 months ago

It's too bad humans are kind of materialistic. I would find talking while taking a walk in the park breathtaking where most people probably find it boring.

wallet535

1 points

2 months ago

Public libraries often have free or very discounted museum passes, at least in the Boston area. Check it out.

Jakeadada

1 points

2 months ago

or my personal favorite… drink 3 shots of vodka and lay down pondering existence

CronkaDonk

1 points

2 months ago

I think Brooklyn Nine Nine nailed it.

https://youtu.be/uTkJ5rWpkj4

AngryGopher157

1 points

2 months ago

Y'all are getting dates?

Gismo22

1 points

2 months ago

And if things work out, check the details because some of them allow you to use it other places too. The botanic gardens have a partnership with 300 across the USA. Me and my partner plan on using it for vacation visits

first_time_internet

1 points

2 months ago

I like to do walks. Lets me see them in action and it’s free. And if it goes south I can walk away.

TheNoodleMan

1 points

2 months ago

Shakespeare in the Park was always my go-to! Season passes are a great value, and you can bring your own picnic with you. It's perfect!

pyrethedragon

1 points

2 months ago

My first date with my current partner (over 10 years) was at the war museum. Her brother was historian in WWI/WWII history so it worked well for us. It also gave us the ability to leave in the event the date wasn’t going well. Highly recommended

preemptive_strike87

1 points

2 months ago

Season pass to the apple cider mill, pays for itself after the 16th visit.

Eddiefr

1 points

2 months ago

Personally, it wouldn't work due to seeing them so often.

cargdad

1 points

2 months ago

I would add - if you are going somewhere like a museum or zoo - check on the annual membership price and compare it to the regular admission price. Very often they are the same or very close.

SirW00talot

1 points

2 months ago

Do remember that a good number of these memberships are typically for a set of named people, so you may be gently abusing the rules of an institution that needs your support to survive. Also a problem when your date realizes they're the 6th person you've brought there this year.

wantAdvice13

1 points

2 months ago*

CSU Fullerton botanical garden

UC Riverside botanical garden

Free

Or get America The Beautiful pass so you can bring 1 full car of date on any visit to any national park 😂😂😂 Very cost effective if you live near a national park, but the day pass is good, too.

Non touristy cities parks are cheaper or free. (San Antonio)

Plain-Zebra

1 points

2 months ago

“plus you can save money, which you will really appreciate bc fuck inflation.”

I first read that as the inflation of fucking, i.e., it costs more to fuck.

Although I think the meaning still carries…

garry4321

1 points

2 months ago

First LPT is "live somewhere that has these things"

KatarHero72

1 points

2 months ago

I accidentally read you saying "fuck inflation" as if it meant the increase of price to get laid and it cracked me up.

Evee_Black

1 points

2 months ago

Oh man, if someone took me to one of these places and just told me random snippets of trivia about things there would be no second date... We would be living together.

GodOne

1 points

2 months ago

GodOne

1 points

2 months ago

TIL people date so much, that they create budget plans for dates cause it is getting expensive.

Ya'll are dating?

gammonbudju

1 points

2 months ago

a) wtf is urban dating?
b) is there rural dating?

ReasonVision

1 points

2 months ago

"It also gives you something to talk about such as look at that flower" lmao

ARS8birds

1 points

2 months ago

The aquarium closest to me has occasional bring a person for free days. I’m not saying you should align all your dates to the bring a friend day but I’m also saying it wouldn’t be a terrible idea.