How to Date on a Budget?

Dating is not a budget risk, learn how to control your expenses while dating.

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When dating, there is a lot of pressure to buy gifts, splurge on fancy restaurants, and generally stretch your budget. With the prices of today that keep going up, dating might seem impossible. However, let us guide you through the complex world of dating on a budget.

 

Set Your Spending Expectations Together

 

The best thing to do for your relationship is to agree beforehand on the expected level of spending. If you start with being honest, it will not be embarrassing to tell the other person that you are stretching your budget too thin, and you need to economize.

 

 It will not be embarrassing to tell the other person that you are stretching your budget too thin, and you need to economize.

 

Split the Expenses

 

Since we live in a fairly conservative society, the Egyptian understanding of dating is that the guy has to pay for everything. However, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Now that women work, and prices are insane, it makes sense for the couple to split expenses between them. This, of course, depends on the couple’s collective perspective.

Some women might see that this is not in their best interest, but the truth is that it is liberating for women. Paying for yourself means that you won’t feel awkward or embarrassed to set your own limit for expenses. Also, if the relationship fails, the obvious stereotype that she exploited the man and then broke his heart can’t be applied.

 

Don’t Celebrate Every Holiday

 

There are so many holidays! If you celebrate everything, you will both be bankrupt. So, to save some money, determine which holiday you will celebrate. Stay away from fake holidays such as Valentine’s Day. We recommend only celebrating birthdays.

 

However, if you insist on celebrating the other holidays and you don’t want to overspend, check our article on the cheapest outings in Cairo.

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