Going on dates is a lot of fun, except when you add them all up and realize you’ve just spent way more than you should be spending. Then it can be stressful, right? But it doesn’t have to be that way. It is possible to have fun dating without going broke. Today, New Jersey Singles reviews affordable dates ideas that won’t reach too far into your pocket. Now, we know that’s music to your ears!
1. Visit a Bookstore
This date idea isn’t for everyone, but some will love this cozy date. Sitting down to flip through books is such a dreamy date. You can even find your favorite author’s newest book and get lost in a novel. The possibilities are endless, and the best thing about it is that you don’t have to spend any money. Grab your date, hit up the local bookstore, grab a coffee, and get lost in a good book together.
2. Have a Netflix Marathon
There must be a series you and your date both love, so why not hunker down for Netflix marathon? Get the popcorn, soda, and sweets ready for a comfy night at home. It’s fun to get into a series with your partner, and it also strengthens your relationship. Plus, hello, who doesn’t like Netflix and cozy cuddle sessions on the couch?
3. Visit a Local Museum
Museum tickets can be expensive, but there’s always way to get them a little cheaper. How? Go to your local library where they offer them at a discounted rate. Check it out and enjoy an evening at the museum with your partner as you get lost in all the beautiful displays.
4. Volunteer Together
Who says date night must be between two people? It’s possible to bring in others by volunteering. Perhaps you can go to an animal shelter and help animals or volunteer at a soup kitchen and help feed the homeless. You will not only get to spend time with your partner, but you’ll also get a warm, fuzzy feeling from helping others out. Trust us, this is an incredible date idea that will have you both feeling wonderful inside.
5. Visit a Thrift Store
Thrifting can be a lot of fun, so why not go to a local thrift store and try something on? You will get plenty of laughter out of this date. It can be fun to try on whacky things with your partner. Plus, you might actually fall in love with a new vintage piece. Maybe you’ll find a pair of vintage shoes that you’ll use on your next dancing date.
6. Go for a Scenic Walk
Spring is finally here, so why not venture out to the beautiful outdoors? Going on a scenic walk is absolutely free, and did we mention, very romantic? Check out your local park or a hiking trail and head out together. Even if you have to pay for parking, it’s going to be a very small fee. The fresh air, Mother Nature, and your time together will be worth it.
7. Go on a Brewery Tour
Most brewery tours are either free or very affordable. They make for a great date idea if the two of you love beer. You can learn many things on a brewery tour, from how they make beer, how it’s processed, and how it’s packaged. This is a fun and interactive date that will exciting since you’re learning something new together.
8. Play Tourist for the Day
You’ve probably heard this date idea before, but we’re going to mention it because it’s very fun. You can Google your town and head out to the hottest tourist spots. You might think you know everything there is to know about your town, but we guarantee there’s something (or many things) you never knew about. It’s going to be a lot of fun to learn new things about your city or town. Hey, you might even find your new favorite hangout.
9. Do a Pinterest Cooking Night
Rather than ordering Chinese again, you can try putting a Pinterest recipe together. Get creative and do a recipe that’s a little bit challenging. This will make date night at home more interactive and fun. Plus, as matchmakers, we know that cooking and working together as a team is a great way to strengthen your bond.
10. Go See a Matinee
Movie tickets are absolutely ridiculous nowadays. Who wants to spend that much money to go see a movie? Don’t worry, you can still go to the movies at a cheaper price. How? Go grab tickets to a matinee. Don’t worry, movies are still romantic no matter the time of day.
So there you have it, the most affordable date ideas that won’t break the bank but will still lend quality time with your partner. Save your hard-earned money for a future vacation together. We told you dating didn’t have to be so expensive all the time.
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