Plan a picnic
Maybe taking your date to a deli for sandwiches and sitting at a plastic table screams “bros,” but if you take away the actual deli and add some trees and a blanket, you’re still safely in amazing date land. Grab some sandwiches or a few cheap snacks and dine al fresco. Also, don’t forget the wine.
Super-secret bonus tip: Gifts are HIGHLY overrated
Unless it’s a birthday (or five things from the dollar store), gifts are a waste of your money and our time, since your gift is probably super impersonal like flowers or something from Kay Jewelers. A much better way to win us over is to pay attention. Really. That’s it. Noticing I’m almost out of Cholula and picking some up for me, remembering that the reflection pool scene in Forrest Gump ALWAYS makes me cry (no, like always), or you know, asking how my day was are even more immediate and cost-friendly ways to show you care. Also, if you’re going to buy a gift then make sure to get a card, which is WAY more important than the actual present. It doesn’t even have to be one of the $7.99 cards that plays music, either. Especially if the gift is wine.