It is easy for lovers to become bogged down with careers and children, and they often lack date nights with each other. Especially today, when times are tough and money is tight. If lovers can find the time, there are many fun ideas awaiting them without breaking the bank.
Enjoying a movie together is a common date idea for lovers, but the costs often add up quickly. A movie at home not only costs much less, but it is also more comfortable and relaxing. Decide on a cheap rental or cable television, and treat yourselves to soda, popcorn and candy for only a few additional dollars. Fluffy pillows, a warm blanket and a couch can be found free of charge from within your home.
Having dinner at a quality restaurant can be quite expensive. If you are feeling the urge to go out to eat, it would be best to find coupons beforehand. Go during special days or times, perhaps lunch hours verses dinner hours, to help save a few dollars. Having a nice, romantic dinner at home can cost much less, but may require a little more work. Dinner can be an extravagant, homemade favorite or something as simple as spaghetti. This too should be planned ahead so coupons and sale ads can be used to help lower costs.
If the season and weather permits, move your date night to the great outdoors. This can be down from your own backyard for free, or at a low-cost, local campground. Pitch a tent, have a small fire for roasting marshmallow and go for a late-night stroll. Even if in your own yard, it will feel as though your miles away and getting a short break from the real world. While extra travel expenses may incur, camping can even be done in a more distant, scenic location.
Local craft shows, yard sales, Chinese auctions and rummage sales can make a fun and inexpensive day date. You and your significant other can create a travel route for the day and enjoy each other's company while driving around town. Finding second-hand goodies for each other or the household can actually save you money in the long run. Plan on stopping for a burger half way through the day, or pack some sandwiches to eat at a nearby park.
Another favorite date night, and absolutely free of charge, is hanging out with your best buddies. With the stresses of work and family, friendship and laughter can make for a great time. While you can still communicate and bond with your lover, you can also bond with your own individual friends. It does not cost a single penny to enjoy love and friendship!