The Juice Advice Column

Dear Juicy Citrus,

I asked this guy out on a date and now I’m freaking out because I have no idea where to take him and I’m broke. I want to seem cool so I don’t want to just take him for dinner and a movie. Ideas?


First Date Girl


Dear First Date Girl,

Kudos to you on asking him out! Don’t worry about trying to be cool. You already made the first move and that in itself is pretty cool. So now all that’s left is figuring out what you want to do. Luckily for you I have some ideas.

Before you actually pick the date, think about what your date wants. This is important, regardless of how long you have known this person. Your partner won’t enjoy the date if it seems thoughtless or impersonal. Consider if he/she wants an involved active date or would rather do something more casual, like watch a movie or grab some pizza.

When picking a first date, think about the things you already know about your partner. What does your partner enjoy doing? What does your partner like eating? What does your partner hate? Once you know what your partner enjoys, picking a first date becomes a lot easier.


In college, having spending money is seen as a luxury so don’t even worry about being broke. You are not alone. There are plenty of things you can do as a broke college student, especially with those awesome student discounts.


Here are some excellent and affordable first date ideas:

  1. Drinks at a Bar
  2. Coffee
  3. Bowling
  4. Theme Park/Carnival
  5. Go to the Beach
  6. Head to the Aquarium
  7. Race Go-Karts
  8. Play Mini Golf
  9. Hit Up the Arcade
  10. Stay In and Put on Your Own Movie Marathon

Have fun on your date and don’t stress out too much about it. It’s going to be great!

Your friend,

Juicy Citrus

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