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It’s no secret that as newlyweds, money is tight for my husband and me right now. But we refuse to let that keep us from dating one another. Over the past 3 months, we’ve perfected the art of date night on a budget and want to share our tips with other couples looking to have great dates but without the expensive price tag!
Enjoy nature. Andy and I love to be outside, so we often go hiking on a local nature trail. The best part is, it’s totally free! If you’re not into the outdoors like we are, even a simple stroll around the park or your neighborhood is a great way to get outside and enjoy a change of scenery. If you’re in to Pokemon Go, it’s a great way to add some fun to your walk. For traveling, if the weather is nice, we like to go camping because it’s less expensive than a hotel. In fact, we have plans to go camping soon if the weather holds up.
Hold an at-home date night. Some of our favorite date nights are playing board games that we were gifted for our wedding, or playing one of Andy’s video games. We’re in the mindset that date night doesn’t have to be going anywhere, as long as we are spending intentional time together.
Go out for breakfast or lunch instead of dinner. Andy and I don’t eat out much anymore, but when we do, we try to go for lunch instead of dinner because it’s cheaper. Bonus: there are less crowds.
Check out Groupon. Andy and I have used Groupon before, when we went to an escape room and had a blast. So when we’re looking for fun dating ideas on a budget, we check out Groupon. One of my favorite parts of Groupon is they have such unique ideas other than the standard dinner and a movie. Activities vary by location, but for example, in our area, Groupon has offers for painting classes, a wine tasting tour, dance lessons, and ghost walks.
How do you have date night on a budget?