Dating on a Budget

So last week Deshawnt wrote a post about smart guys not paying for dates and I applaud him for it.

It’s tough outchea.

Dating can get really expensive and for a lot of us brothers who ain’t major in “Getting Them Duckets” its hard to court/date a woman in 2013. If you think about it, there is really no in between when it comes to the perception a lot of women have about available men. I haven’t conducted any scientific (nor unscientific) polls but it just seems like a lot of ladies forget about the brothers in the middle.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining, just merely piggybacking on D’s idea. So with that Id like to run down the top 3 things a brother in the middle, not un-unlike myself can do enjoy an active social life while also keeping the lights on an Sallie Mae happy.

(Sallie Mae is a hoodrat).

1. Groupon

My boy Erik reiterated this tip last week, but for budget conscious brothers who like the pretty brown skins, Groupon is a god send. Here in DFW Studio Movie Grill constantly has a $5 movie and drink deal. Buy like 6 of those and thats 3 date nights. Also, if you are a little out of shape, there are gym deals galore. Basically Groupon wants you to be happy.

2. Sample day at Costco/Sam’s

You and the latest find from Black People Meet can spend hours walking around Sam’s/Costco sampling the finest of microwaved dinners. Enjoy some nice conversation and also pick up a 488 pack of tube socks. Two birds, one stone.

3. Barnes and Noble

Women only love a few hundred things more than smart dudes. So when she finally says yeah to your overtures, finds a baby sitter and tells her baby daddy(ies) she got plans so they gotta leave, you gotta take her to a place that shows off your intelligence while also maintaining your budget.

Barnes and Noble is this place. You can walk the aisles and impress her with all the books you’ve read. Y’all can grab a coffee at the cafe and chat and on the way out y’all can steal all the books you want from the racks outside. They want you too.

So those are just three ideas for my fellow brothers on a budget.


(Yeah, Im totally rusty. Ill get back in the hang of things)

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