Spending quality time together as a couple whether you’ve just gotten serious or have been married for years is imperative to the relationship’s health. It’s a time for the two of you to get to know one another, have some fun, and, more importantly, rule out all other distractions in your life. The problem is date nights aren’t cheap as it is, so when you add to it the unpredictable weather in the winter it makes it even more difficult to find something to do that doesn’t cost too much.
Fortunately, you can find cheap but meaningful ways to spend time with each other no matter what the weather is like.
Dinner and a Movie at Home
Dinner and a movie used to be the go-to date night idea because it was fun and cheap. However, these days you can spend a couple hundred bucks on admission and snacks. You can cut those costs by recreating this classic date night idea at home. If you need some cash, you can always take out a cash advance online and pay the money back later. Use the cash to rent a movie from a kiosk, subscription service, or OnDemand and to buy food, candles, and other supplies for a romantic evening for two.
If you don’t mind the cold weather then a nice and affordable date night idea would be to go ice skating together. Ice skating is generally pretty cheap and is a great way to spend time learning something new and getting a good laugh along the way. You could even fill your thermoses up with hot chocolate and grab some snacks so you’re not hungry or cold on your date.
Paint and Sip at Home
Paint and sip have become a very popular date night idea. You can sip on a glass of wine, talk, and let your creative juices flow. If you don’t have the money to go to one in town, however, you can always create your own paint and sip at home. Canvases, paint, and brushes are fairly cheap at an art supply store and a bottle of wine won’t cost too much either. Find a cool picture online that you’d like to try and recreate and go for it! Play a bit of music in the background and even invite other couples over to make it more exciting.
Community Sporting Events
You may not be able to go to a pro basketball, football, or hockey game, but that doesn’t mean you can enjoy these spectator sports. If you love the thrill of the game check out community or nearby college events. The tickets are much cheaper and they often have cheap snacks and beverages too. You can cheer on your home team while giving back to local schools or communities in the process.
If your relationship is going to thrive date nights are essential. If you’re not sure where to go because of the unpredictable weather or you’re worried about the expense of it all, there are ways around it. The above ideas are all ideas that if you’re savvy will cost you $100 or less, but they’ll bring the two of you together in ways you never thought possible.