Cheap and Easy Date Ideas for College Students  

Samantha Dillinger
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In college and strapped for cash? Here's a list of fun and easy date ideas for college students. This list ranks the best dates for college students. Whether you're on a budget or looking for easy date nights in between all that studying, there are plenty of great ideas for dating in college.  

Just because you're dating doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune to impress someone you like. Skip the stuffy over-the-top dates and go for casual and fun, like seeing a concert together or just chilling out. If you do find yourself with a little bit of extra cash to spend, spring for something you'll both enjoy, like an amusement park or night out dancing. Either way, remember to take advantage of the resources you have on campus.

Many places, such as theaters and restaurants, offer student discounts when you show your student ID. Check with your college to see where these discounts are offered. The list is likely exhausting, so you'll have plenty of great ideas for the next date night.

It's not hard to find affordable ways to date while you're in college, you just have to be creative. Though you might not be able to afford a fancy dinner out, why not try a fancy dinner at home? Get dressed up, light the candles, and cook a meal that even mom would be proud of. 

Here's a list of date ideas for college students, from affordable dates to unique dates. Cast your votes below for the best date ideas for college students.

1 28 VOTES
Go to a Diner
Go to a Diner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cheap and Easy Date Ideas for College Students
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Go retro by sharing milkshakes at a diner. Gather up some coins so you can play a tune on the jukebox.
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2 21 VOTES
Chill Out
Chill Out is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cheap and Easy Date Ideas for College Students
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Forget about all your worries and treat yourself to a day of just hanging out. Hit the grassy knoll or stay in the dorm, but don't bring up any homework!
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3 33 VOTES
See a Concert
See a Concert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cheap and Easy Date Ideas for College Students
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Seeing a concert is always a treat, so make it extra special by making it a date night instead.
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4 25 VOTES
Amusement Park
Amusement Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cheap and Easy Date Ideas for College Students
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If you have some extra money to splurge, hit the amusement park and ride the coasters. Research has shown that hopping on scary rides produces the same endorphins as falling in love. You do the math.
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