Cheap Dates for Teens without Cars
There was a time for all of us where we couldn't go on a date because we couldn't get anywhere. Kid's without transportation, we get you. If you don't have a car and can't afford the Uber ride, here are some great and cheap dates that are probably near you!
Make Dinner Together
If you've got time, start this date out at the grocery store. Pick up dinner fixings, then go back to one of your houses to prepare and eat. Spending time in the kitchen together is a great way to get to know each other - and if the dinner actually turns out good, that's just icing on the cake. If things go well, why not Netflix and chill after? Plus, if your parents are home, this is a slick way of showing them what a good, wholesome couple you are.
Biking's a cheap, fun way to get outdoors and moving. It’s also a great date for shy people because there's no pressure to talk the whole time. Plan it so you end up at an ice cream shop or lunch spot so you can cool off and chat a little. No matter the destination, the two of you will enjoy a ride together!
Karaoke is the ultimate no-judgement zone; once you've done karaoke in front of someone, there's really nothing left to hide. You may have to check and see if the venue allows teens, but most likely they will. Grab the mike solo or as a duo, whichever one makes the crowd go wild!
Check Out a Museum
Every town has an art museum; have you ever been to yours? If not, make it a date! The exhibits are great way to kick-start a conversation. Plus, lots of museums offer free admission on certain weekdays. Check your city guide to see if there's anything fun in your area!
Bowling's an underrated sport. You can do it in all kinds of weather, you don't have to be all that athletic, you barely sweat and if you show up late enough on weekends, there are colored lights and kitschy music. (Plus, how funky are those shoes?) And if you're terrible at bowling, the ego boost you'll give your date will just make them like you more.
Have a Picnic in the Park
Throw some of your favorite goodies in a bag (or get more sophisticated with some prepared snacks from Whole Foods), head to the park and lay down a blanket in a sunny spot. But don’t stop there! Eating is half the date. The two of you can play some frisbee, take a walk, or just people-watch
Play Miniature Golf
Is there really anything more fun than putt-putt for a first date? It's the classic first date for a good reason: it's competitive but too whimsical to take seriously. You're having fun just playing, and the snacks for sale nearby are (hopefully) cheap and perfect for sharing.
Go for a Nature Walk
Pick a pretty place in your town: maybe there's a beach, a path through the woods, a mountain trail or an arboretum. If you have the funds, uber somewhere cool! If you're not sure where to go, check your city guide. Bring some light snacks from home and enjoy the one another's company with the pretty scenery. If you want to make it more interesting, bring a camera and see who can take the best pictures; many girls love a nice nature photoshoot.
Have a Board Game Night
Board games bring out the competitive edge in people, which makes them perfect for that flirty ribbing that powers first dates; just don’t take it too far. The best board games are made for more than two people, so consider making this one a double date.
Go to a Roller Rink
Even if you're only a so-so skater, a roller skate date is almost always a winner. It’s cute to be wobbling around! Hand-holding is totally inevitable, especially if you aren’t so hot on your feet. All, with the high speeds and pump-it-up music getting your adrenaline pumping, there’s no way it won’t be a good time..