Five dates for $10 or under

Written by: 
Morgynne Tora ~ Multimedia Journalist

Watching the sunset at Temple Beach is fun, but after the fifth time of being asked, it is time for some innovation in the dating realm. The benefit to being creative in your dates? It doesn’t cost as much as you think it will, and your date will thank you.

Hukilau Cafe

The Hukilau Café is located at 55-662 Wahinepee St. in Laie, and about a 10-minute walk from BYU-Hawaii campus. Prices stay under $10, and reviews say it is a “casual spot for Hawaiian comfort food.” The Hukilau Café is a cash-only establishment. It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.


Here is a different date idea. Choose a member of your community and make a meal or do something to serve that person or their family. Some examples of a service date include making a meal for an ailing individual or expecting mother, baby-sit a family’s children while the parents go on a date, or even just walking the beach and collecting rubbish.

Bowling at the Hub

Monday nights at The Hub is $5 bowling for up to six people, before shoe rental. Make this a triple date and strike out at The Hub!

Fruit Hike

Take a hike around on the trails on the North Shore, collect fruits along the way and end with a smoothie or fruit salad. Make sure the fruit you are picking is in season and doesn’t alter the health of the plant life. To find the national park or hike that best suits you and your date, explore:

Rent sports gear on campus

The Hub or the BYUH Bookstore provides scuba diving, boogie board, and even paddleboard rentals, for both students and the general community.
Paddle boards: $25/hour
Tandem bike: $5/hour
Football, Frisbee, snorkel gear, bodyboard: $5
To ensure the rental, call the Hub at: (808) 675-3549
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.