A recent study found that Americans, in their lifetime, will spend an average of more than $120,000 on dating! While it’s important to keep romance alive, it’s also important to stay on budget too. Don’t break the banks for dates! Here are some affordable (or even free!) date night ideas.
Go on a Picnic
Pick up your favorite finger foods from the grocery store that are easy to eat. No reservations required and no tipping is needed, just a blanket and the outdoors.
Take a hike!
Find a nature trail that is suited to your fitness level to explore.
Enjoy free admittance days at your local museums
Dessert for dinner!
You still get to eat out, but it won’t be as expensive as an entrée.
Have dinner and a movie at home!
Snuggle up on chilly nights with an outdoor fire. Making s’mores over the fire will make the night even sweeter.
Studies find that giving back makes you feel good! Volunteer your time to help at an animal shelter or a soup kitchen. You can be happy you both did something good for the community together.
Have a beach day
Fun in the sun! If you have a public beach nearby, enjoy sitting on the beach with a book and drink for free!
They’re usually free to join and you could even make money if they offer a cash prize for winning!
Go thrift shopping
Whether you buy something or not, it’s fun to dig up goodies from the past.