Cuffing season is upon us. And, if you’re broke, Old Man Winter’s arsenal of biting winds, frigid temperatures, and snowstorms can be especially painful. While the rest of the world cuddles under a heated blanket, you’re scrolling Tinder at a bus stop and delivering exhales into your ice-cold hands. SMH. Summer can’t come fast enough.

But, miraculously, you meet someone who’s willing to let you buy them a drink, and things escalate quickly. You’ve found a person to alleviate your seasonal loneliness, but now you have to keep them, which isn’t easy when you’re paying an X-Box controller off in installments. Vex over finances and dating a little less with this helpful guide for surviving cuffing season on a budget.