I've been dating for a while now and one thing i realize is that what makes the date special is really the time you spent doing things together and making each dates special and memorable.
i try to lower down the cost of dates by limiting the number of times we go to expensive restaurants, but making sure that i still do bring my gf to nice places. i try to be more adventurous by going to uncommon places, though not too expensive.
i try to buy cut flowers, and wrap it on my own, more creative and more sincere as it's more effort.
we share some of our meals together, like sharing a bowl of soup and sharing dessert and appetizers, that way we lower our expenses tremendously!
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