So when you finally meet that special girl, your bills can pile up .But let me share with you a little secret: You DON’T have to splurge on luxurious dinners to keep (at least the best of) us interested. But with a little creative thought, between you and me, you can come up with some date ideas that really don’t have to blow your budget. But however cliche this may sound, many girls really do believe it’s the thought that counts.If they don't, they do the human male equivalent of dogs tearing up couch cushions, which is complaining about politics and writing horrible things in the comments section of Internet stories. This might sound like a bad idea, because if your guy is anything like me, he hates the public pool. It's teeming with loud, splashing, hormone-soaked teenagers. The pace of baseball lends itself to the natural ebb and flow of hanging out with your guy; you can talk or you can watch the game—no matter what, you're sharing the experience of a lovely day becoming a nice night.That is, unless your husband is the kind of fan who gets invested in games involving a team that is a huge disappointment to the city, the fan base, and the entire concept of baseball (dammit, Phillies). When was the last time you sent all the children in your house away for an evening? You might have to call in favors from neighborhood parents or family members. You don't have to decide who is drinking and who is driving, you don't have to dress up, you don't have to deal with crowds.Men, I get the struggle of keeping up with rent payments, student loans and monthly bills.And I’m not going to lie, women love to be pampered… It shows you are confident, thoughtful and have your sh*t together.The best part about organic grub: You don't have to be Mario Batali to whip up a decent spread, thanks to the tastiness of fresh local produce and meat.You could pop down to the farmers' market, but visiting a nearby farm makes it more of an adventure (to find both, visit localharvest.org).
The cliche: Dining at an outdoor cafe Break it by: Going from farm to table (to bed) Food writer Gael Greene once penned, "Great food is like great sex.
When most people picture date night, they think of meals at little French bistros where you hold hands tenderly across a candlelit table and stare deeply into each other's eyes.
You laugh and drink wine, and on the off chance you run out of things to talk about, it's okay, because you can just fall back into the cavernous, emotional well of excessive eye contact.
We've been led to believe this is what date night should look like by Hollywood, TV, and the French bistro lobby.
In reality, date night is a relationship pressure cooker for men.