We all have those dates where we spend over at least $50 on just trying to have a good time. However, we wish it could be easier, cheaper, and still manage to be fun. I personally know I hate the thought of spending over $70 for going out for a few hours. In today’s society, couples rarely feel the need to get out and spend time together simply because of minor setbacks like schedules, work, and the worst of all: finances.
However, there still is hope! I’m here to tell you a few ideas that could get you started on planning a monthly, weekly, or even daily dates!
1. Go Shopping.
And by shopping, I don’t necessarily mean buying anything. Some people generally enjoy just being around their other, no matter what. Well try a store. When shopping together, you feel the need to share little facts here and there. Whether she shares how that dress would look great with a pair of her heels or he states how he wants the big screen TV in the back of the department store, these little facts and spoken words do mean something. During a date you spend time getting to know each other and just having fun talking. In the store you talk and learn some facts about your partner and things they enjoy. It could also mean ideas for a future birthday gift!
2. Try the Pizza! It’s delicious!
Another tip is pizza. Sure pizza IS fattening and greasy, but what better date with your partner than a slice of good cheese pizza on the couch together? During this time is where you relax, forget diets, the boss’s assignment for you, and the problems with the car. Instead, take the time to enjoy being together. Maybe throw on a movie or if you love gaming, play a match of a game together. Laugh, compete, eat, and simply enjoy your time.
3. It’s Go Time Baby!
Plug in the old Sega or the Xbox and get ready for a battle. Grab the wine (or for the teens, the soda) and get your game face on! Playing a game together is not only cheap, since you own the console, but fun. A little friendly competition amongst each other isn’t meant to be bad, but good. Some competitive spirit leads to laughter as well as a good time. Communication doesn’t always have to be sweet and lovey. A little competitive communication never hurt anyone and in times can bring out more spark and light the fire once again. And sometimes that fire can lead to more than just a good match of Call of Duty and instead into a game in the bedroom.
4. It’s time to cook!
Cooking is a great thing to do as a date. Not only are you spending time together, but you have the positive of having dinner together as well. Cooking together can be from making an easy pot of spaghetti to something as complex as chicken in a wine sauce over brown rice and vegetables. This dinner date idea eliminates high costs, focuses on what you have at home, and also helps raise skill levels in the kitchen, even if it is only boiling water. Communication, food, and a little flirtation can lead to not only a fun night, but a romantic one as well. And hey as they say, “The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”!
So now that you know some date ideas, go out, have fun and make the best of what you have! Enjoy the time with your partner and enjoy the cash staying in your wallet tonight!