Fanning the flame of desire in your marriage doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg it can be fun and stay in budget! Date nights (or days) are about connection and intimacy, not spending the money you should be paying your light bill with. Dinner and a movie is great, Netflix and chillin’ works well, or hitting up happy hour at your favorite pub can certainly be fun, but all of which are going to cost a decent amount of money. With a little creativity and thoughtfulness you can enjoy a wonderful date with your spouse without breaking the bank. Below are 24 ways to enjoy time with your spouse that cost less than $10. (Disclaimer: I know finding childcare is expensive. My suggestion on keeping that cost down is alternating childcare with friends who have kids or use bartering as a method to minimize childcare cost). As I’ve mentioned before, being playful is essential in maintaining a lasting, meaningful relationship, so hopefully the ideas below get you motivated.
24 Budget Minded Dating Ideas
Picnic at a local park
Work out together
In-house spa night
Practice Kama Sutra
Play board games
Test drive an expensive car
Go garage sale-ing together
Ice cream date
Visit an animal shelter and pet the animals
Go to the park and play Frisbee, basketball, yoga, etc.
Bake a cake together
Binge watch a show (probably not doing this if you have kids)
Go through the Guiness Book of World Records and find one to break
Go to a driving range and hit golf balls
Build a fort and watch a movie
Go to a bookstore together to browse
Make birthday cards to send throughout the year
Have bikes? Go on a bike ride
Check out your town’s events webpage for free events
Take turns planning a $10 date to see how creative you each can be
If you and your spouse are looking for help beyond budget minded dating ideas counseling can be a great tool to help you reconnect. If you are interested in discussing the possibilities for you and your spouse you can contact us here or call 832-421-8714.