Good cheap "we're just talking" dates..

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iLikeToDrum, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. iLikeToDrum macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yea. Talking. Non committed relationship might be kicking off soon enough.

    So. I want some of you seasoned daters help on having some good ideas for cheap/ free places to go just talk and be together.

    I live in Phoenix, Az.. If that has anything to do with it :)
  2. iLikeToDrum thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010

    Where's some good tree's. You missed the part where I live in Phoenix haha. :p
  3. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    coffee is something I would do. Nice to just go to a quite coffee house and talk. I done that on both dates and with a good friend of mine I used to date and we will go as friends.
    Hang out in a book store.
    walk in the park.
    Go see a movie.

    Go grab lunch.

    Personally I like the coffee house one. Always nice to talk with a friend.
  4. JoeG4 macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2002
    Bay Area, Ca.
    I never really understood the cultural "money is no object if you're on a date" thing where restaurants and clubs suck your blood to impress someone.

    Then again, being in college I don't really know any girls that'd subject me to that intentionally lol. ^_^

    Kinda glad of that right now.
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Well since I live in NZ I'm not too familiar with the USA and to be honest I don't know where the hell Phoenix is :eek:

    I'd recommend trees that are large but easy to climb :)
  6. torbjoern macrumors 65816


    Jun 9, 2009
    The Black Lodge
    Phoenix is the state capital of Arizona (which is located between California and New Mexico), and the largest city in the Sonoran Desert. There are not many trees in Phoenix, but there should be a few cacti to sit on. Some of them might be really big too :D
  7. codymac macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    Zoo - always something to talk about there, even if there's nothing to talk about.
  8. 'Bmac, Apr 29, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2011

    'Bmac macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    City of Bon Jovi, New Jersey, USA
    How about...

    meeting at Starbucks for coffee. Nice place to talk and watch the world go by.
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    ...Or a great scorching tin roof.
  10. iLikeToDrum thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yea, pleanty of cacti and scorching roofs now.

    I like the starbucks idea, actually. I dunno if she drinks coffee or what now. This will be our first time out. I was thinking of doing something nice for that instead of cheeping out.

    Then, follow up with calm hang out "get to know you's".
  11. Bonch macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2005
    Rent a porno. Just keep the volume low so it doesn't impact your conversation.
  12. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    Whip up a simple dinner at home. Plan the meal together, go to the store/ grocer/ market/ farmers market/ etc and get the ingredients then go home and cook.

    IMO, it's simple, low key and you can learn a lot about someone by doing the simple, mundane things in life.
  13. benhollberg macrumors 68020


    Mar 8, 2010
    This is what to do, I have done it before. It is cheap while being fun and really interactive and there is always something to talk about.

    After just stay in and watch a movie together, which is cheap, or go out and have some fun.
  14. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  15. iLikeToDrum thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Tombstone would be fun! Maybe later in the summer we can do that. Thanks!!

    To the dinner making people, we're 20 and 18, this is new to us, we live at home haha. Not quite a good move to thrust her into my family. :cool:

    GREAT idea if I didn't live at home.

    No porn. sorry.
  16. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Is there something terrible in your home that your family is associated with? :eek:
  17. iApples macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2011
    I agree. Most girls would actually prefer this.
  18. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Saguaro cactus are very tall and could be much like sitting in a low branch of a tree.
  19. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    A Phoenix Coyotes game, they basically pay you to go. Oh wait.. too late for that.
  20. MrWillie macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2010
    Starlite Starbrite Trailer Court
    I did that once. Met a lady online and we went to the zoo. But her pic was one of those 20/40 pics... Pic was from 20 years and 40 lbs ago. Reminded me too much of the ex. :p

    A coffee house is always enjoyable. Anyplace but Starbucks. If she doesn't drink coffee, all the places I frequent also do tea and frozen fruit drinks. Some places the pastries are to die for. You will spend $20 bucks max depending if y'all want seconds.
  21. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2010
    There is ocean lab down at Arizona Mills in Tempe which can be mildly interesting if you like the ocean. If either of you are car people there is The Pavillions in Scottsdale on Saturday evenings, also the new spring training stadium there too. If you want to go somewhere mildly scenic there is the radio tower area of South Mountain and Tortilla Flats.
    LeeLee's Asian Market in Tempe if you want to go somewhere interesting to buy said food ingredients, assuming you like Asian food.
    Phoenix Zoo in Tempe is hot as hell this time of year, and if it were later in the year Zoo Lights would be an option.
    Scottsdale/Tempe(ASU) is very 30k millionaire... you'd have to grow up here to understand the social pressures that push you that way. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of down to earth people but nothing like NAU.

    What are you guys interested in? I've lived in Scottsdale/Tempe/Flagstaff for the past 16 years.
  22. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
    An art gallery or museum.

    Find out how each of you thinks.

    Then coffee, to discuss the visit.
  23. WillEH macrumors 6502a


    Feb 8, 2011
    United Kingdom
    When I got with my girlfriend, we just sat in the sun in a park and spoke for hours (first time meeting after 15 years). She's madly in love with me now (I think) :rolleyes: :)
  24. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2010
    The Arizona Science Center is pretty cool and worth a few hours of your time - they also have iMAX and a planetarium. Don't know anything art wise though, not my thing. ;)

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