No cost sex date
No matter who you're taking out (or how serious you are), a good date is a good date.
Don't spend more than: for two tickets—more than that and you better be seeing Dita Von Teese. Goes great with: Thomas Keller's fantastic cookbook, Why she'll like it: Bonding, knives, and wine—good things all, but in that order.
Goes great with: A joke-y sex gift, like edible underwear, which is still kinda funny. A good maître d' at your local restaurant can recommend a decent one-off lesson for a decent tip, which you'll recoup by dining at home the next few weekends. Goes great with: A retro ruffled apron, which she might want to wear all by itself.
Goes great with: Coffee and bagels in bed the next morning. Goes great with: A crackling fire, a bottle of wine, and a playlist of these songs.
Don't spend more than: —half on a bottle of wine, half on cheese and crackers.
Goes great with: A bug-repelling candle and a creative vessel to mask the public alcohol consumption.
Deliver : You make her dinner, you set the table, you fix her a drink, you do the dishes, you massage her feet, you rinse, you repeat.
Don't spend more than: on a ton of good, cheap wine—boxes approved. BUY Why she'll like it: It's no ring, but it's indulgent enough for her to brag about to her friends. Goes great with: Romantic dinner when she returns home—and Why she'll like it: Sounds awful, but get her talking into your phone, and she'll get into it. Don't spend more than: for Ralph Lauren's latest fragrance on the way out.