5 Dates For 5k: Ideas That Don’t Break The Bank


September 19, 2018

The Nigerian economy is hella tough these days, and spending money on frivolities is a no.

However, even though it can be, dating is not always a waste. How else do you want to get to know somebody more intimately?

And even though this brother and his girlfriend consider spending five thousand naira on a date outrageous, that’s not the case.

It’s not a lot of money these days. Still, you can go on a romantic date for N5000 or under. Let me show you how.

Go to the movies

Movie dates are a perfect date idea. They’re cosy and they give you and your date something to talk about. The best part is, they’re also cheap, at least depending on what you’re buying. The trick to enjoying this date with 5k is to be assertive and forward. No too much asking “what do you want?” when you get to the counter. Just go on discount days, grab popcorn and drinks. Good to go at 5k.

Have a picnic

Picnics are a creative, fun date idea. You enjoy a nice view, food and each other’s uninterrupted company. Picnics are also entirely customizable to your budget. I know you’re thinking, ‘where on earth can I go for a picnic?’ For my Lagos people, you can go to this quiet little beach in Lekki called Marwa. Gate fee is N300. If you’re paying for two, you still have N4400 to buy food and drinks. Choose wisely, and enjoy your date.

Grab a pizza

You can’t go wrong with pizza, and that’s a fact. It is delicious, filling, and it makes everyone happy. You can decide to share some happiness with your date and grab a medium-sized pizza. You can also get soft drinks or ice cream and still sit under the 5k cap. It will be an extra cute and bonding moment as you guys share your N5000 meal. Remember to go half-and-half when picking pizza toppings!

Get drinks

Not every date should be about food. Perhaps you just want to spend some time together and neither of you is particularly hungry. What to do? Get drinks, of course. Especially if you two enjoy alcoholic beverages. It’s a wonderful way to loosen up and get to know each other. Many nice places will give you two cocktails for less than ₦5000, and still leave you with enough money for Suya.

Go to an art gallery/museum

If art and history is your thing, you should totally go to an art gallery. There are many in Lagos. Apart from the beauty of the art, the best thing about art galleries is that they are mostly free. You can buy snacks or drinks to your heart’s desire. Under 5k of course. You can also take the nice pictures for priceless memories.

What other fun under-5k dates have you been on?

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