Why does date night have to cost so much? It’s hard to plan special evenings or outings with your significant other when you don’t have the extra cash to dishout – especially if you are paying for a babysitter or are trying to pay off large loans and bills.
Are you finding date night to be out of reach financially?
13 CHEAP, FRUGAL or FREE DATE NIGHT IDEAS
#1) Go Geocaching –Geocaching allows you (or rather forces you) to work together as a couple to find a hidden object.
#2) Spend some time at the Library – Each of you should pick one of your favorite books (make it fun and find your favorite children’s book!) and read it together.
#3) Puzzle together – Visit your local thrift store and find a cheap puzzle. Spend some time together putting the pieces together.
#4) Walk to a local ice cream shop – walking there and back will give you time to talk just enjoy being together.
#5) Head to the park – if you are adventurous, find all the little parks in your town and take pictures of you as a couple on every swing or slide.
#6) Play a board game – When my husband and I were first married, we went to a local store and picked out a new children’s board game to play once a month (now our kids are enjoying those same games!)
#7) Take in a local minor sporting event – Whether it’s hockey, baseball or football, find out where the minor sports teams are playing and watch a game. Get your picture taken with the mascot!
#8) Tour open houses – Dream together as you walk through the houses envisioning what you would change and what you would keep.
#9) At home spa date – Check your local dollar store for soaps and lotions and pamper yourselves at home.
#10) Have a fondue party for 2 – Try this delicious Chocolate Fondue recipe with fruit and cake. Feed each other by candlelight to add a little more romance.
#11) Head to the driving range – Share a bucket of balls and see who can shoot the farthest, straightest etc.
#12) Go for a run – For those athletic types, going for a run is a great way to spend some quality time – plus your staying healthy!
#13) Go out for lunch – Try going out for a meal on your lunch break while the kids are in school. You won’t need to pay for a sitter and many restaurants have lunch specials you can take advantage of.
If date night feels out of reach financially, you are NOT alone! Check out this Ratesupermarket survey which shows the top reasons why Canadians cannot afford date night and tips to make date night a reality!
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