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Budget dating ideas that don’t cost a fortune

Let’s call it what it is.

Dating is expensive!

Besides the cost of making yourself look less sasquatchey (pretty sure we’ve financed our beautician’s third salon) and more like the Snapchat Goddess that you are, you have the cost of the date itself – movies, dinners etc., all of which quickly deplete your fun budget. And yes, we always go Dutch!

So before you go and sign up to discount days on various voucher websites check out our date ideas that don’t suck (budget or balls):

In tandem

Most big cities have places where you can hire a tandem bike and which are really affordable (around £40 for the whole day). It’s also also a right hoot and you get to explore your city (and your date’s bottom) more closely. Remember to take a picnic with you to refuel (*wink *wink) at the next park.

Pop-up Wine Bar

Vinery London is hosting another pop-up wine bar this Saturday. Just rock up and sample some delicious wines and pay what you think the night was worth (and based on how much you’ve guzzled away).

Volunteer together

Volunteering together may not be the first thing that pops into your head when you think ‘hot date’ but it can be a really fun and rewarding experience. Head on over to http://www.do-it.org for some ideas and let’s not forget the mayjaaah karma points you score. Who knows, this could be your thing as a couple.

Just have pudding

A girl’s gotta eat, right? So next time you head on to a restaurant, why not ditch the starter and main course and just have one (or four) different desserts to share with your date instead? It will be cheaper and let’s face it, you will have the pudding anyway so you might as well have the brownie, lemon tart and creme brûlée at the same time.

Go to a festival

What’s better than to dance the night away with bae at a festival? Dancing the night away at a free festival of course. Check out this handy guide to find one in your area.

Do you have any other wallet-friendly date ideas you want to share with a fellow dater? Share them in the comments below!

 

Success with Plenty More Fish

Hi fellow daters!

Just received an email of Wendy. She met her Phil on Plenty More Fish and we think that’s pretty fab, right? So here’s a big cyber kiss :-* from us to Wendy for sharing their story and we hope you guys the best and happiest future together! x

WENDY AND PHIL

Phil mentioned that he was on Plenty More Fish and I thought that I’d give it a try. We saw each others profiles and made contact online. We’d met previously, but it was fun having a chat and interesting to read what interested the both of us. We got to know one another and the friendship developed; we met at our local modern jive group, as we both enjoy dancing and have very similar interests. When we danced, our eyes met and it was as if the rest of the world vanished. We now see each other every day, were inseperable!

Thank you P.M.F, you helped to bring us two together. We’ll have to see whats in store for us now, but we ll keep you up to date!

Wendy & Phil

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Success with Plenty More Fish

We are not going to say much as we’d rather let Carol tell you how she and Stephen met on Plenty More Fish. But we will say this:

We are so THRILLED for you both and wish you a long and happy future together! xxxx

Carol and Stephen

“We started to talk via website towards the end of February 2013 and hit it off straight away.  We talked for hours and hours and both realised that we had both been seriously hurt in previous relationships and were now ready to trust again.

We made arrangements to meet on 3rd March, he took me out for lunch and we were both smitten at first site.  We went out for lunch to a lovely country pub where we had a lovely lunch and chatted for hours, we finally left and chatted even more at home and realised how much we had in common and what we both wanted out of life.

From that moment on we have been inseparable. When we can’t see one another due to work etc, we chat via email or phone one another all the time. We have been away for a weekend together, he has met my children and I have been to meet his and his grand-daughter. When we are not working we spend all our time together.

Due to go away on holiday in July to meet his parents, which we are both looking forward to, it will be our first official holiday away together. We are now making plans on our return from holiday to move in together and plan the rest of our lives together.

Thank you so much, our lives are now complete.”

Carol & Stephen

We’re a demanding bunch…apparently

Like most days, today started with the usual skimming of the metro on the train. This time however, I came across an interesting piece which I thought I should share with our plenty more fish members!

According to the article, we are pretty demanding when choosing a partner. Here are the 15 dating demands that were picked up on.

(Dating demands not views of plenty more fish!)

  1. 82% of women aged 25-50 said it was very important for their boyfriend to have a responsible, well-paid job.
  2. 79% of men aged 25-50 said they prefer a girl to be at least three inches shorter than them
  3. 48% won’t date anyone with a weird voice….. (I don’t know whether they mean squeeky, high-pitched, deep…strange demand!)
  4. 47% would run a mile with an overly loud laugh
  5. 42% said a plus was a date who was green/environmentally conscious
  6. 16% of men aged 25-50 asked that the woman not pick her feet in front of him
  7. 15% of women say they do not want to see the words “bottle of wine” and “DVD” in a man’s profile
  8. 13% said good shoes are essential
  9. 11% of men asked that their date loves superman movies
  10. 11% of men said a gum-chewing women was a deal breaker
  11. 10% of women would get a cab home if their date can’t dance
  12. 6% of women aged 25-50 said their man must never eat peanut butter
  13. 5% of women say their man must hate Marmite
  14. 4% of men did not want a woman who plucked out her eyebrows and then drew on them
  15. 3% of women asked that their man not eat leftover pizza the next morning
So many demands!
We’ve all been known to eat leftover pizza the next morning…haven’t we?
We strongly believe that there’s someone out there for everyone and if someone doesn’t like your marmite and peanut butter loving self then so what?! Plenty more fish in the sea!

10 things that make someone undateable

Since yesterday, the people of Twitter (or the Twittersphere if you like :)) have been discussing all the reasons to make someone #undateable. Even though we feel that there’s someone out there for everyone, we would agree that these 10 things would really make someone #undateable.

What do you want from online dating?

We asked plenty more fish members what they wanted from online dating and here are their answers; all displayed in a nicely clear and colourful infographic!

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