5 Affordable Date Ideas For Couples

Many couples can find it hard to find the time, money, and energy to go on  dates- but it doesn’t have to be this way! Dates should be fun, and a great way to keep the romance and spark alive in your relationship. Unlike that nerve wracking first date, dating when you're in a relationship means there's less pressure and awkwardness so you can really enjoy the activities you do. Here are some ideas.

Picnic in the park
Get your picnic on and enjoy nature! Pack up some sandwiches, snacks, and drinks and head to a local park or green space. You can even pack up some board games or cards if you're feeling extra creative. This is especially perfect if you’re going to do this on a warm sunny day. Picnics just feel so refreshing, so you’re definitely going to want to give this a try!

Go for a walk
Make it more of an occasion than a walk around your area- plan a route and aim for somewhere scenic if you can. If you have a dog, why not bring them in on the fun? If you have a city park in your area, or live somewhere where there's nice meadows, beaches or woods then make the most of them. Pack up your hiking boots and explore nature together. You can go on hikes, take pictures or just watch wildlife. 

Visit a nearby museum
If you're looking for an inexpensive and engaging activity, why not visit your local museum? You'll be able to enjoy the culture of your city, learn something new, and get in some quality time with your partner. Whether it's a science museum, history museum or something niche like transport, open your mind to exploring and learning somethung new.

Cook together
Cooking together is an excellent way to spend quality time with one another and learn how to cook new dishes as well. You can try cooking something new every month or every week and keep a food diary of your recipes. In the mood for seafood? Then why not get fresh lobster delivered right to your home? This is essentially a luxurious date all on a budget.

Watch movies at home
Make it special by whipping up some fresh popcorn or order food from your favorite restaurant. Streaming websites are super affordable and even offer free trials. While this doesn’t beat going to the theatres, it’s still a great way to see a good movie right at home and it's cheap and convenient. Make a rule of no phones while you watch so you can properly get into it!