Romance doesn’t have to always cost a fortune. Budget friendly dates are great for couples who are saving for their first home, a new baby, or a dream vacation. They’re also great for younger couples who may not have the bankroll to pay for elaborate, expensive nights on the town.
The key to a successful date it spending some quality time together. So next time you’re looking for something fun (and cheap) to do with your hottie, try these cheap date ideas.
- The Afternooner – Rather than an expensive dinner and a movie, try breakfast or brunch and a matinee at the theatre instead. Same great time, and it leaves your evening open for more intimate encounters with your sweetie.
- Gallery Openings – Check your local paper or arts paper for gallery opening listings. Many openings offer wine and food at their events. Many cities are now doing gallery or art walks – one night or weekend a month when several galleries are open late and visitors are invited to walk from one gallery to the next.
- Do Something Good – Contact local charities and NGOs and set up a time for you and your honey to volunteer together. You can help feed the homeless, help build a house, teach children’s or adult ed classes, or a large variety of activities. It’s a great way to spend quality time with your partner while doing something you can both feel great about.
Wherever you go with your sweetheart, be sure to snap a few photos so that you can remember your date night. And turn the cell phones, Blackberries, iPads and other electronic devices off so that you can be sure to enjoy each and every moment with your honey.