Against all the odds, that atrocious chat up line you found on the internet actually worked. You know the one – ‘Are you a parking ticket because you got fine written all over you…’
So the big night has arrived. You’re wearing your ‘smart’ jeans which can mean only one thing – romance is in the air. But wait, what is this? A gaping black hole has opened up in your wallet where your money used to be. How will you impress the object of your desire without the requisite $$$?
Here is your ultimate guide to the cheap date in Sydney:
Picnic in the Botanic Gardens
The Botanic Gardens has got to be the best venue in the world for the romantic picnic. The Opera House! The Bridge! The native foliage! Chuck in some cheese and a bottle of cheap wine and you’re in.
There are so many stunning views in Sydney that they practically smack you in the face. Instead of forking out $400 for the Harbour Bridge Walk, you can ascend one of the pylons and get the same breathtaking view for only $11. You didn’t know? Foolish.
Art After Hours
The clever people at the Art Gallery of NSW have recognised the plight of poor students with no cash who are trying to get laid and have flung open their doors for Art After Hours. Only on Wednesday, but absolutely free, view the art and listen to enlightening talks.
In addition to that great deal, I’ll throw in an art fact for you….
‘Yah, so did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci was left handed and his personal notes were written in mirror writing starting from the right side of the page to the left?’
A night at the Theatre
Now I know that the cheap sceptics among you will be laughing at this point, but bear with me. Pretty much every Sydney theatres have a cheap ticket night but the most stinkingly cheap deal is Monday Rush at Griffin Theatre Company in Darlinghurst. How does $15 a ticket strike you? Yep, told you. Not so smug now are you.
Now go forth and date!