Whether you are in a long-term courtship or have just started seeing someone, dates are an important part of any relationship. When you’ve just begun with your relationship, you start going on dates and get to know each other better. And when you’re in a long-term relationship, dates are important to keep things spiced up.
Everyone wishes to go on an elaborate and lavish date, but the pocket cannot always match up to these expectations. From sending a flower bouquet to buying chocolates, there are a lot of things that go into making a date successful. Further, if you are a couple who likes going on dates more often, then spending a huge sum of money every time doesn’t make sense.
There are many date ideas that are fun and are also easy on the pocket. Here are 5 date ideas to take note of if you’re looking for some budget dates –
- Go on a walk
Little things in life can give the best memorable moments. Similarly, a stroll in pleasant weather on the road can be a super cheap escape from a lavish date. Take a walk and explore areas that you haven’t explored before, or plan a trip to the market. To add to the mood, you can surprise your partner with a beautiful flower bouquet or a box of chocolates.
- Spend time in a park
Most parks do not have any entry fee and are great places to enjoy some quality time together. Parks also have areas for recreation, where you can eat, drink, and play. Look up the parks near your house and enjoy a date in the park.
- Enjoy a movie marathon
Not in a mood to head out for a date? Here’s something fun that you can do at home. When you feel like having a cozy time, invite your date over for a movie marathon or a binge session of your favorite shows. You can enjoy your favorite snacks and beverages and spend some couple time, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. To add some fun to the movie date, you can order a cake or a cute hamper gift for your partner.
- Cook dinner at home
Invite your date for a romantic dinner at your home. You both can cook together and enjoy your time while saving some pennies. You can take a cake and a flower bouquet for your partner when you visit him/her at their home. A dinner date at home is a great way to spend quality time together to get to know each other.
- Try a coffee or dessert date
Coffee and dessert are often much cheaper options to go for than going out for a full meal, and you can enjoy a great conversation as well. Coffee and tea shops or bakeries are excellent places for low-key dates. However, if you’re willing to splurge a little more, you can try getting a cute gift for your partner when you head out for the date.
When you are cash-strapped, it can be difficult to take your partner out for dates as often as you'd like. Well, dates don’t always mean going to expensive restaurants or events. You can use the above ideas to enjoy cute couple time when you’re low on cash.