Coming up with affordable date ideas with your significant other can be really difficult. Everything just seems so expensive when you’re low on cash! But, some of the best ideas are the ones that are affordable. When you focus less on money, you’ll focus more on your significant other, and isn’t that the most important part of a date after all?
1. Visit a museum
I know this is one of the most cliché affordable date ideas, but visiting a museum; whether it’s an art gallery or history museum; is one of the cutest date ideas. Most museums have free entry or will offer a small fee for a specific exhibition. What’s better than looking at some beautiful art with your just-as-beautiful significant other?
2. Try your luck at an arcade
Keep your spare change handy with this affordable date idea. Show your more competitive side by challenging your significant other with every arcade game you can think of; from retro to modern.
3. Go on a picnic
Gather up your favourite snacks and get ready to soak up the sun on a picnic with your significant other. If the weather isn’t working out, your picnic doesn’t even have to be outside, what’s wrong with having a picnic in your bedroom? Maybe even get some of your favourite movies and turn the picnic into a movie marathon.
Who said that affordable date ideas couldn’t benefit the rest of your community? Completing acts of generosity increases your well-being and happiness, so why not help out with your significant other? There’s bound to be an animal shelter, secondhand store or homeless shelter that’s looking for new volunteers, so what have you got to lose? Roll up your sleeves and get serious about helping others.
5. Pub trivia night
See who’s the smartest by testing your knowledge at your local pub’s trivia night. Who knows, you might know more trivia than you think? Grab your significant other (maybe a few friends if you need large teams), maybe a round of cheap drinks and see how many points you get!
6. Board games
Dig up your old boxes of Monopoly, Scrabble or even cards for this affordable date idea. Play it a bit more competitive, or just sit back for some good old-fashioned fun. Maybe even go for Twister if you want to be a little more physical.
7. Go thrifting
What’s better than upgrading your wardrobe with vintage pieces with advice from your significant other? Even better, thrifting is good for the environment, so what have you got to lose? Try on things you never thought you’d wear and have fun with it!
8. Go for a breakfast date
I know going out for lunch or dinner is the most common date idea, but why not start your day a little earlier with a breakfast date? Meal prices will be cheaper in comparison and you’ll be in heaven if you’re a sweet tooth.
9. Go to the pool
Grab your swimsuit and towel for this date idea, as you’ll only have to pay the pool entry fee. Race either in the lanes, or maybe see who can hold your breath underwater for longer. With heated pools, you won’t have to limit this affordable date idea to summer either.
10. Go bowling
Most bowling alleys have a happy hour and specials so you can go bowling for more affordable prices. Feel like you’re back in the 80s by bowling to your favourite tunes and under blacklight.