- use the public library for Internet services and electricity - collect water from public drinking fountains - ride a bike every day as the primary transportation - refuse to go to the usual date venues, like movie theaters and restaurants - cheap date venue: the park - cheap date idea: a picnic in the park - refuse to wear jewelry, perfume, make-up, brand names, or anything outfit that is priced more than $5 (women) - refuse to buy engagement rings / may use a plastic ring or an inherited engagement ring - may hold a very simple wedding for the two families - may earn a sufficient middle-class income, but the frugal lifestyle suggests simplicity and poverty - extremely thrifty on food purchases - the ultimate bargain hunter - may keep some spare change in a piggy bank - eat a balanced, nutritious diet for a dollar a day per person - wash clothes in the laundry room, but dry clothes outside - reuse plastic bags from grocery stores to store stuff - reuse plastic containers from grocery stores to store food - keep a recycling bin and a trash bin
Very little of your list is what I would characterize as being a cheapskate. Lots of it is simply environmentally conscious. Not allowing yourself to be suckered into brands is smart, not cheap. The only thing that gave me pause was the extreme thrift on food. I'm a foodie and I love to cook with awesome ingredients, do fine dining, and I don't eat crap. So that might make me incompatible with such a person. But the rest of it is rather sensible.
I would hope this person spends her money on *something* she's passionate about. There is nothing endearing about being frugal for its own sake.
To me, a cheapskate is someone who wouldn't tip in a restaurant or attend a wedding and not bring a gift.
I didn't vote because the choices were too rigid. It would depend on the stuff I said above.
So... I do a lot of these. Thrift shop? Heck yes. Especially jewelry. You get nice real jewelry for cheap. Ebay is my best friend for those things. My favorite pair of boots and leather jacket were both on sale for a ridiculous amount. I have spare change and just dollars is odd places just because. I am super cheap for myself but will spend a load on others. It's kinda weird.
It wouldn't matter much to me as long as she eats healthy foods i like picnic settings for dates , never been on one but would love to I have a beautiful city park that makes a great place to have a date.
Okay keeping a recycling bin is not being a cheapskate... it is for helping the environment. I reuse plastic bags from the supermarket. I could not handle dating someone who does the majority of this stuff. I want to do fun things and go out and enjoy myself. I pride myself on saving my money and not being frivolous, but this crosses the line for me.
For respond honestly, no, I would not. It just sound like a pain in the ass for me. Too much rules, etc... This will become annoying quickly
While I admire frugality and not letting things go to waste, that sounds a bit intense. Like it consumes way too much of that person's thoughts and time. I wonder if such a person knows how to relax? Might be too much for me.