How to Get a Date When You’re Homeless: A Step-by-Step Guide

Just because you’re homeless doesn’t mean you can’t score a date. In fact, with a little creativity and effort, you can actually have an easier time getting a date than your non-homeless counterparts.

There’s just one caveat: you have to be willing to put in the work. If you’re not willing to put in the effort, then you might as well give up now.

But if you are willing to put in the effort, then read on for a step-by-step guide to getting a date when you’re homeless.

1. Try to sober up

No, not every homeless person is an alcoholic, but let’s face it: many are. And if you want to increase your chances of getting a date, it’s probably best to sober up first.

This doesn’t mean you have to give up drinking altogether (although that would probably help). But if you can at least cut back on your drinking, it will make you more attractive to potential dates.

2. Keep the talking to yourself to a minimum

Not everyone can hear those voices in your head, and that’s probably a good thing. But if you want to get a date, it’s probably best to keep the talking to yourself to a minimum.

No one wants to date someone who is constantly talking to themselves, so try to keep it under control when you’re around potential dates. It’s even worse if you’re arguing with yourself, so try to avoid that as well.

3. Wash up in a sink in a public restroom

If you’re living on the streets, chances are you don’t have regular access to a shower. But that doesn’t mean you can’t clean yourself up before a date.

Public restrooms are a great place to wash up, and most of them have sinks that are actually pretty clean. If they aren’t clean, dunk your head a few times in a toilet to clean off. Just make sure there’s nothing floating in it first.

4. Don’t talk about your “situation” on the first date

Your date doesn’t want to hear about your “situation” on the first date. They want to get to know you as a person, not as a homeless person.

So try to avoid talking about your homelessness on the first date. If the subject comes up, just keep it brief and try to focus on the positive aspects of your life.

5. Offer to split the bill

If you’re homeless, chances are you don’t have a lot of money. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pretend that you don’t have a stack of cash hidden away somewhere.

Offer to split the bill on your date, and chances are your date will be more than happy to pay for both of you. Just don’t let on that you don’t actually have the money to pay your half.

6. Spruce up your refrigerator box

You know what they say about first impressions. If you plan on taking your date back to your refrigerator box, you better make sure it’s clean and presentable.

And if you’re living in a refrigerator box, that means making it as presentable as possible. Clean it up, add some personal touches (photos, posters, etc.), and make it somewhere that you would actually want to spend time in.


Hopefully, now you feel a little bit better about your situation if you’re homeless and single. Just remember that it’s not impossible to get a date when you’re homeless, but it does take some effort.

So go out there and put yourself out there, and who knows? Maybe you’ll find your perfect match. Good luck!


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