6 Money Saving Tips for Women Who Date a Lot
Finding your prince in a world full of toads is not only exhausting physically and emotionally, but financially as well. Going out on dates costs a lot of money, even if you’re not paying. If you have a busy dating calendar, you must be wise enough to stick to a budget so that you don’t end up broke and still look date-ready every time. No, that doesn’t mean getting a salary loan just to fund your romantic life, either. Read up on these practical tips that will help you save money while on the quest to find Mister Right.
- Do your own hair and makeup.
You must know a quick and easy makeup trick that can effectively accentuate your best features while making you look light, fresh, and natural at the same time. You can learn everything you need to know about makeup application, or which colors are best for your skin tone, or how to perfectly create that contour line, or how to achieve those sexy beachy waves, just by watching different YouTube tutorials. A lot of beauty channels on YouTube give out great practical advice when it comes to hair and makeup. It’s 100% free and you get a step-by-step instruction on how to create that perfect look.
- Avail of beauty deals on couponing websites.
You can save as much as 50% on expensive beauty treatments just by using special deal codes or by buying deals online. There are pretty great deals available out there that cover beauty treatments from head to toe. You only need to be careful about the participating shops and whether they give quality service, so always read the fine print before finalizing that purchase.
- Pick a date spot that’s nearby.
If you live in Alabang, you don’t decide to meet your date in a quaint café in McKinley Hill. Instead, you pick a nice place in Alabang, too, where you know how much a good meal costs and how much you will have to pay for your taxi ride. This way, if your date turns out to be a nightmare and you need to leave ASAP, you can still pay for your own meal, have enough money for a taxi ride, and be home in bed in less than an hour.
- Take a cab or an Uber.
It sure beats bringing your own car and driving in crazy traffic. Also, you don’t need to gas up, pay for parking, find a parking space, and then drive again all the way home. If you had a good time with your date, you can also easily say yes when he offers to drive you home. Which means more time to get to know each other as he drives, while you fire your twenty questions away.
- Invest in solid and classic dresses.
Buy dresses that are flattering to your body type, and in colors that will enhance your natural beauty. You can be sexy without showing a lot of skin, so skip that midriff-baring shift dress, or that top with the too-low neckline. The look that you should always try to achieve is one that’s natural, light, and classy. Go for clothes that suit your age and can easily be dressed up or down with just the right accessories.
- Offer to split the bill.
As an independent woman, you should be ready and able to pay for your own meal. But if your date is a true gentleman, he will foot the bill before you can even reach for your purse. If this isn’t your first date and he has paid for the last five dates, offer to buy him a coffee, or even a few drinks. Pay for the movie and his popcorn. You don’t want to give him the impression that this is how it will be with you every time you go out on a date. It also wouldn’t hurt to have an idea on with how he approaches financial matters and his comfort level about it. It may seem early, but if you’re both interested, it would be a plus knowing that he’s comfortable discussing money matters with his potential partner, should both of you decide to take that next step.