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A Great Date Doesn't Have to Cost a Dime

Doing something new and fun with someone can be a lot more entertaining than meeting over yet another cup of coffee.

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Meeting people through dating apps can be a blast for your love life, but it can also drain your wallet. The average cost of drinks, dinner, and a movie for two is around $81—or much more if you live in a big city like Houston or Los Angeles. But you don't have to settle for yet another mediocre date over over expensive drinks.

In the first episode of Love Makes Cents, "First Dates," we'll give you tips on how to plan a fun, cheap date by finding a free class you can take together. Lots of cities have guides for finding everything from free swing dancing lessons to free dragon boat lessons. If you're not sure where to look, check out Free's guide to finding the best free things to do in a city near you.