Rip the Price Tags off Your Dates
Last Tuesday was Valentines day, and nothing moved my heart as much this post, “14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You.” This valentine was my favorite:
Not everyone is going to think that is funny. Many may not even know what that means. So here is the layman’s translation: I want you, no matter what the cost.
That may seem a bit dramatic. Maybe we should save this one for the wedding day. But think about the message again. How many times is there a price tag on a date? I want to take you out to dinner, as long as the restaurant has three dollar signs or less on yelp. I want to take you to a movie, how about a matinee?
Obviously there will be fiscal price tags on dates. But you shouldn’t let your date sense that! Have the focus be on making memories and spending time together.
If she is artsy, walk around a historic part of town taking pictures. If she is crafty, find a local microbrewery and make your own wine or beer. If she likes to cook, go shopping at a local farmers market and then make dinner together. Alternatively, if he is outdoorsy, find a great place to go for a hike. If he is adventurous, drive around looking for historical markers – or depending on your location, civil war battle grounds. Someone has also recommended an afternoon at the gun range.
Bottom line, make the moments priceless, and then you won’t need to worry about the price tag.
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