Dear Sparing Stringer,
I am trying to impress a lady friend by taking her on a date. Unfortunately, I am broke and have no prospects of making any money in the near future. How can I show her a good time on the cheap? Any ideas?
-Desperate to Impress
Dear Desperate to Impress,
You are in luck. There are many date activities that do not require money. There are many date activities that don’t require clothes even. I will assume that you will have no problem brainstorming those possible plans and I will recommend something of the more wholesome variety. Take your date to Bryant Park for FREE ice-skating. Drop in or make reservations to reserve a time at www.thepondatbryantpark.com.
Imagine holding hands (for safety sake) while you test out your high quality rental skates. Imagine reaching out for your date as she stumbles like a newborn doe on the ice. Imagine throwing yourself underneath her to break her fall. Chivalry is not dead, and more importantly, in three easy steps you are already on top of each other. If, by chance, you are the one pulling a Bambi, this activity will also show your date that you don’t take yourself too seriously â€“ a must when you are ingratiating yourself with an intended. Just do me one favor; at least while you are on the ice keep your clothes on, ok?
The Pond at Bryant Park
Between 40th & 42nd Sts / Fifth & Sixth Aves
Sunday â€“ Thursday 8am â€“ 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 8am â€“ Midnight