Tegan Jones Tegan is the commercial editor for global publications Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker & Business Insider.She hosts the podcast Sass Effect, for which she was recently named one of the 100 most influential women in games in Australia and New Zealand, and was nominated in the 14th Annual IT Journalism Awards.Tap into your inner children by spending an afternoon at the rink making fools of yourselves and drinking frozen cokes.Not only will you have a fun time laughing at each other, you may even get to see some children fall down, or young teenagers awkwardly trying to make out before their parents come to pick them up. Take advantage of the snow and cold weather by sledding down a hill.Being alone in the dark is far more romantic without fifty other people surrounding you.Plus, you can customize your cheap store bought popcorn and other snacks in weird and wonderful ways that even Willy Wonka would be proud of. I don’t care what anybody says, I think this idea is adorable.Just don’t stick the other person with all the dirty dishes.
A good old fashioned movie night is the next best thing to going to the cinema. No only is it cheaper, but you don’t have to deal with any other people.If you and your partner are fans of fresh produce and cooking, the farmers market can make a fantastic date.You can pick out the best fruits and vegetables for yourselves at a much lower price than at the supermarket whilst playing ‘spot the stoned ageing hippie.’ Becoming prematurely old and dull at the age of 26 has never been so much fun!Outside of her professional life, Tegan loves history, food, geek culture, books, and her Siberian kitten, Khaleesi.Full Bio There’s no denying that dates can be expensive these days, at least if you stick to the conventional things. A little creativity mixed with some frugality can enable you to have some amazing and memorable dates on a shoestring budget.