5 Date Night Ideas When Money Is Tight

Dates can be mega expensive. The cost of drinks, dinner, concert tickets can add up quickly. Here is the thing, dates should be about quality time together not how much you spend.

Most of us are on tight budgets so we need to think outside of the box when it comes to dates that are inexpensive, but give us real quality time with that special someone. Here are five inexpensive and fun date ideas.

1. Picnic in the park

When it gets warmer, a picnic in the park can be fun and intimate. Pack a basket or cooler with your favorite sandwiches, some homemade brownies and your favorite drinks. Don’t forget to grab a blanket. Head out to your local park or lake and find a nice quiet place to enjoy being together.

On a beautiful day a picnic can be a sweet, simple and inexpensive way to spend real time together.

2. Museum date

Most museums offer coupons or discounts and some do not charge at all. Even if you do have to pay full price you can usually get into most museums for under $20. A great tip is to skip the pricey museum café and pack your own lunch. Enjoy strolling around the museum sharing your opinions about what you see. You can enjoy the day while being with the one you love and seeing and learning something new!

3. Camping in the backyard

Camping is fun no matter where you do it! Pitch a tent in the backyard, fix a small fire and roast hotdogs and marshmallows. Don’t forget to buy graham crackers and chocolate for s’mores.

Camping in the backyard is fun and silly! It is also completely free!

4. Volunteer together

One way to make a date inexpensive and truly meaningful is to volunteer together. You can go to your local animal shelter and volunteer some time with dogs and cats that could really use the attention. Help out at your local school’s greenhouse or volunteer at a community garden. If you think about it there are so many great things that you could do on a date to give back to your community.

The key to picking the right place to volunteer is to think about what you and your partner are both passionate about. Volunteering can be a great way to grow closer and feel pride in giving back.

5. Take an evening bike ride

An evening bike ride gives you and your partner the opportunity to enjoy the sunset and explore your community. You’ll get a great workout and a new perspective on the place you call home. Get a map and take a look at stops that are bike friendly, and don’t forget to bring your camera!

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By Shondell Varcianna

February 26, 2016