Friday, August 8, 2014

Cheap Date Ideas: Inexpensive Dating for Couples

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Whether you are a single couple searching for inexpensive dating ideas, or a married couple with or without children seeking ideas for cheap date nights, the ideas featured here today will provide you with dozens of suggestions for things a couple can do together without having to spend a fortune.

Dating can often "break the piggy bank", especially in difficult economic times.  Many of us are barely paying the rent, much less having surplus income to pay for expensive date nights.  

We all need a bit of dating advice and suggestions for how to date without going into debt.

Spend Time Together Without Spending a Fortune

  1.   Go on a Picnic, a Walk in the Park or a Combination of the two.
  2.   A museum 
  3.   An art gallery or art show that features "starving artist"
  4.   An antique store & be amazed at the memories they can elicit and the stories you each could tell.
  5.   The local Zoo happens to be my personal favorite.
  6.   The local Botanical Gardens.  Be sure to pay close attention here and find out her favorite flower.
  7.   Horseback Riding
  8.   Hiking!  Scout out short trails in advance and be sure to tell her to dress for walking outside.
  9.   Go swimming.
  10.   Bowling can be lots of fun, especially if you don't keep score.
  11.   Skating:  Depending on your area, it could be either roller skating or ice skating. 
  12.   Kite Flying is really inexpensive, especially if you already own a kite.
  13.   Rent a movie and make your own popcorn at home.
  14.   Any local event like the fair, craft fairs, free concerts, etc.
  15.   Walk around the mall, chat and have lunch in the food court.
  16.   If you happen to live close to one, go to the beach and take your own cooler of soft drinks.
  17.   Play a video game together.
  18.   Play board games or cards 
  19.   Cook dinner together.
  20.   Take the music into the backyard and dance under the stars.

More Cheap Date Suggestions 

If you have additional cheap date suggestions or if you have already published an article about dating, I would love to hear from you.  Simply leave your article link in the comments section below.

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  1. Amid the financial crisis of late I guess being a cheap date is a good thing, and often holds a (good) sense of romance all its own.

  2. my hubby and I have this mastered! our kids would say we should go out, but we're happy with the simple things in life at home (for now anyway)

    1. Most excellent Brite-Ideas! That makes you leagues ahead of the rest of us. I do believe it helps considerably once you are married and share the same bank account :)

  3. Cute blog post (especially the part about your teddy bear). I typically prefer cheap dates. The Mister and I do so many things together where the gas to get there is the biggest expense. The cheapest dates have been the best for us usually.

    1. I have to admit, I was laughing to myself when I saw that tip. It was as if someone had been watching us decades ago. As I have gotten older, I find part of the thrill is actually saving money on a date. Those 2 for 1 dinner coupons sure add a new appeal to date nights.


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