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How to date on the (very) cheap in London
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How to date on the (very) cheap in London

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Michael Odewale keeps the costs down and the romance levels up for our 2019 comedy special

Dating in London can be expensive and there are only so many times you can take someone on dates to the park before they start asking questions like ‘Why do we keep going on dates to the park?’

Here’s a couple of ways to show that special person you care about them while also taking care of your number one priority – your wallet.

Try not to date too far outside your zone, and I don’t mean looks. I’m talking Zones 1-5. You have to balance how much you like the person with how much you’re willing to put on your Oyster.
I once had to break up with somebody because I realised I only liked them during off-peak hours. You know it’s real when it’s a rush-hour type of love.

Taking a date to the cinema can also rack up costs, especially since Orange Wednesdays finished, so why bother? Just read the plot of the movie on the internet and imagine it in your heads together. I call that one ‘Wiki and chill’.

Michael Odewale: ‘#BlackBearsMatter’. Soho Theatre. Tube: Tottenham Court Rd. Feb 11-15 2020.

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