The following is a guest post.
At our age, dating isn’t about impressing each other or creating lasting impressions. We don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on dinners, gifts, and other things just to show people that we care. That’s the great thing about retirement, I think. We’ve all been there before, and we know that there’s more to a good date or relationship than the money involved. Here are five great ways to enjoy dating during your retirement without squandering your nest egg:
Go Dutch. It sounds worse than it actually is, and most sensible people will not mind splitting the check. If this does bother you, of course, try other tips.
Attend community events that are free to the public. It’s a great space to get to talk to someone and not have all that pressure. Plus, you’ll be saving money because attendance was free.
Meet up at the park. There’s still nothing in my mind that compares to being able to take a nice walk and maybe have a picnic in the park. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I’d call it an affordable date that’s anything but cheap.
Take advantage of discounts and specials. Here, I’m going to shamelessly plug all those ‘senior citizen’ days and discounts that are available. I don’t feel old enough to use them, either, but since they’re offered we might as well take advantage of it.
Meet somewhere that you have a membership. Especially for those who belong to clubs, recreational facilities, and other groups, this is a great way to have a perfect date location and activity without spending a single cent since you’re already a member.
Just because we’re beyond the working years doesn’t mean that we don’t worry about money. In fact, there are more adults over the age of 55 who worry about their money than not. If you want to get out there and enjoy the dating scene for less, keep these tips in mind.
Contributed by Mary Albert, a blogger for a senior lifestyle and senior health web site that provides advice for the 55+ age group as well as medical alert reviews.
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“At our age”, LOL. DH and I, married six yrs this coming August, did a lot of that kind of dating after we met…in our mid-30s.