Romance can come cheap without cutting all the romantic goodness. If you’re living on a budget or just scavenging for some adventurous date ideas, check out these suggestions to help you set the right mood with your significant other (SO) while keeping it light on your wallet.
Walk down memory lane
If you’ve been in a long-term relationship and looking to spice up your date night, take a walk with your SO and go to the places that mean something to your relationship. Where you met, where you had your first date, where you met the parents, or where you spent your first Valentines – any place that holds a bearing on your relationship deserves a visit.
Have a private dance party
Make a mix of your favorite music and ask your partner to dance. Not only will you be working up a sweat with the amount of exercise you’ll get, you’ll also experience your SO in a more intimate way. You build trust and cooperation with the obligatory coordination of steps and movements required in dancing so it’s a sure knockout in terms of leveling up the date night tradition.
Go camping (in your living room)
Make your date memorable by reliving your childhood. Build a fort complete with blankets and pillows and just talk. By doing this, you create a mini world in the comforts of your home with the atmosphere reminiscent of childhood exuberance.
Ask 20 questions
Get to know your partner more and ask 20 – or more – questions. Keep it light and friendly and ask what you don’t already know. It could be small, menial details such as their favorite line in their favorite movie, or go big and introspective and ask about their thoughts on current events. Enjoy the insights this simple suggestion will surely induce. You’ll probably discover more reasons to admire in your partner.
Play games (video, board, or others)
There’s no harm in cultivating a little friendly competition with your special someone. Find a video game or board game you both enjoy and spend a day playing. You’ll discover how your partner handles competition and you’ll bond through the experience of playing against each other in a comfortable setting.
What do you and your significant other like to do when you’re on a budget? Share it with us in the comments!