Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    The best place to take a date in Boston is Sheesha Lounge in Allston! Really chill spot...it has great atmosphere....I wish I was chillin' there now
     
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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    Okay, it's not a nighttime date, but it is a great date. Franklin Park Zoo is $12 each (minus another $2 with a coupon, First Saturdays are free 10-12!) for a whole day's worth of fun - adorable animals provide lots of opportunities to cuddle;plenty of photo ops; you can always look up the animals in advance and appear very knowledgeable and there's nothing like a bunch of gorillas to make a date hilarious. Free parking or a $1.25 bus ride.

    For food, you can pack a picnic and lounge by the ruins of Schoolmasters Hill in Franklin Park where Ralph Waldo Emerson lived. Or drive/ride down Columbia Road for a soul food lunch ($8.50) at Chef Lee's at Uphams Corner, or head the opposite direction for ice cream at JP Licks, or an obento box ($7.95!) at JP Seafood.
     
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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    You live in the Boston area. You want to take that special someone out on the town. You don't want to break the bank. In fact, you have $40. What would you do? (Please include transportation and parking costs into your total cost of the night. Please map out your "great date" from start to finish.)

    Here are some ideas from the Globe for inspiration:
    8 great dates for about $40
     
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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    Nothing says I love you like the $1 menu at Wendys
     
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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    Please don't attempt the Globe's Newtonville date without checking the MBTA schedules first - the 59 bus only runs every half hour, and the last bus back to the T goes by at 7 (6 on weekends). If you went to one of the 7 p.m. events at Newtonville Books, you'd be stranded. There is a commuter rail stop, but not every train stops in Newtonville (and it's not like the MBTA has schedules posted or a shelter to wait under if weather's bad).

    That said, if you do go, Lam's has great Vietnamese food and is just a few doors away from Kharoun.
     
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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    Realistically, these dates would cost a lot more than $40 considering it's extremely rude/unrealistic to go into a restaurant, order one appetizer between two people and leave...
     
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    Your ideas for great - inexpensive - dates?

    Anyone else notice how they suggested really skimpy tips in the article? A $2 tip on $20 worth of drinks? Come on...that's not even the 15% minimum tip! It's great to find ways to go on an affordably priced date, but not at the expense of waiters and bartenders out there trying to make a living.
     
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