If you want to keep the spark alive in your relationship, scheduling regular cheap date night’s are a great way to start. But being romantic can be an expensive proposition, especially when you have a family to care for – and pay for.
Given those competing priorities, you may not be able to spend as much money as you would like, but that does not mean date night is off. With a little bit of creativity and a lot of romance, you can preserve the date night tradition without breaking the bank or going into debt. Here are 10 cheap date night activities that are as fun as they are inexpensive.
If you like staying fit, just grab your significant other and enjoy some healthy exercise. You can top off your run, hike or other outdoor activity with a healthy snack or picnic in the park.
If the history of your relationship is written in pictures, why not transfer some of your favourite shots to a more traditional format? Scrapbooking can be a fun activity for couples, and pasting in those photos will allow you to relive some fond memories.
If there is a winery in your neighbourhood, a wine tasting could be the perfect date night activity. You can sample some new vintages, enjoy delicious snacks and listen to some amazing music, all for less than the cost of a beer at the local bar.
If there is a new dish you have been dying to try, date night could be the perfect opportunity. Just gather the ingredients, open a bottle of wine and fire up the stove. When the meal is ready, you can enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner with your significant other.
If you would rather let someone else do the cooking, date night at a local food truck festival is a smart and frugal choice. You can create your own tasting menu or just dig in on a favourite cuisine. Food truck date night is even better when you share, so come hungry and bring extra napkins.
Dancing is inherently romantic, but not if you do not know the latest moves. Taking a dance class together is a great way to rekindle the romance in your relationship, and you can try out those new moves when you get home.
There is nothing like a sunset stroll on the beach, and this date night outing will not cost you much. Just grab your beach blankets and a picnic basket and watch the sun sink below the horizon.
If you love the specialty cocktails at your favourite bar but you hate the high tab. Why not learn to make those concoctions at home? A mixology course is a great date night activity, and you can probably find an inexpensive class at the local community college.
If you live in, or can get to, a dark location, stargazing is a wonderful date night activity. The dark surroundings are conducive to romance, and all you need to make it happen is a telescope, a good pair of binoculars or your own eyes.
If you are looking for adventure close to home, just set your sights on a nearby town or neighbourhood. You and your partner can spend time browsing the shops, checking out the menus at local restaurants. Possibly even enjoy a nightcap at a previously unknown tavern.
Whether you have been together for five years or 50 years, a date night can keep your relationship fresh and exciting. Scheduling date nights is a wonderful way to preserve the romance of your relationship, and you do not have to take out a second mortgage to preserve the tradition. This 10-ideas listed above will not break the bank, but they will definitely break the monotony of married life.