Part 2: Lame confession - I've never been on a legit date before. If I plan/book the activities, who pays for that + random stuff like food? Dude is considerably richer than me. I don't mind paying but he also likes feeling manly by paying for stuff. Someone teach me date finances.
Most Helpful Guy
You have 1-2 weeks so you have pretty good amount of time.
On finances issue, do not care about it. if he insists on paying then let him do it but before that do mention that if he is willing to split up but since he will meet you for the first time and you are the host so it is kind of formality for you to pay for him.
Now things that you can do:
1. Go to a good place which is local and you are sure he wouldn't have eaten it before or something that can be new for him.
2. show him local places along with tourist places in your city.
3. go for a walk with him or have a picnic in a park.
4. you can visit a bar for drinks but make sure the place is not noisy.
5. Go for a movie (considering 2 week stay)
6. At home - you can show your drawings, cook some food, netflix, talk about your life and his life.
7. you can go for shopping with him too lol
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Most Helpful Girl
Part 1: Since he is coming from another continent, I assume he will want to see the country he is coming to. So get on the internet and figure out what tourists go to see that is around where you are. And then filter that to down to what you think is interesting and is cost-friendly. Other fun stuff that can be cheap, find a place on the map that gives you a little drive that has great food and/or atmosphere. Depending on weather: picnics are good, hikes are good, beautiful drives are good, etc. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about what is around you too. So enjoy it. :)
Part 2: As a rule of thumb, I think when in a long distance relationship (LDR), it is your obligation to pay if they come to you. Just like it should be their obligation to pay, if you come to see them. The reason being is that they have already put expense into coming to see you: the expense to see you and the expense of accommodations, if they aren't staying with you. So I think you should plan on paying for any dates.
If he suggests doing something that is out of your price range, you should just tell him that you can not do that since it is too pricey for you. And suggest an alternative.
How exciting that you guys are finally going to meet. :)
Don't worry about never being on a legit date before. Most people really haven't or if they have, they were not worth writing home about. lol!
Have fun. I would love to hear how it went, if you care to share it.
Good luck to you. :)
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