8 Frugal Date Night Ideas

by Katherine Martinko, Treehugger

No need to spend a fortune to keep the romantic spark alive!

Love doesn’t cost a thing, right? Well, in this day and age, many marketers would have you believe otherwise. The price tag associated with entertaining and delighting a spouse can be astronomical, from elegant dinners and fancy shows, to romantic getaway weekends, wine tastings, dressing to impress, and, if you have kids, babysitting.

Many couples choose not to do these things because of how much they cost. While the motivation behind it is understandable, it’s never a good idea to let the romantic spark fade away. Frugality should be a goal, but not at the cost of your relationship. Fortunately, maintaining a connection and spending time together can happen without forking over a handful of cash. What follows are some ideas for frugal dates with your partner.

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1. Have a weekly date night at home.

This should be a night that’s blocked off regularly for the two of you to do whatever you like doing together. Perhaps it’s cooking, reading books, playing a board game, doing a garage workout, or binge-watching Netflix with a giant bowl of popcorn.

2. Go for a long walk together at night.

Take an hour or two to wander the dark, quiet streets of the city or countryside where you live. Look at the stars, the lit-up windows, the silhouettes of trees. Your conversation will ramble as you see your familiar surroundings from a new perspective.

8 Frugal Date Night Ideas

3. Have a campfire in the backyard.

Campfires do a beautiful job at conveying a sense of specialness and intimacy. Light one and sit around it as night falls. Cuddle up under a big blanket, share a pot of tea or a bottle of wine, and watch the embers glow.

4. Have an at-home spa.

Take some time to give each other long, in-depth massages. Set the mood with candles, essential oils, music, and low lighting, and see where the night goes.

5. Pack a picnic.

Load up a basket with your partner’s favorite meal and head out as soon as you’re done work for the day. Choose a beautiful park or lookout, or hike a trail to a secluded spot you both like.

6. Cook together.

Take a few hours to prepare a meal that you both love and do it together, or use the opportunity to try making something completely new. Sushi? Croissants? Take turns picking favorite songs to listen to while you work; maybe you’ll learn something about your spouse’s musical preferences that you never knew.

7. Have a jam session.

If you’re both musicians, why not spend some time playing together? You might discover you sound better than previously thought! Or pick a few songs and work to polish them up for a future impromptu performance.

8. Go skinny-dipping.

Yes, I’m serious. This is one of my favorite things to do in summer, whether with a group of friends or my husband. If you’re fortunate enough to live near a lake, take a dip in the nude after dark; it feels wonderfully refreshing and rather daring.

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66 comments

Val P
Val Pabout a month ago

great ideas

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Janis K
Janis K1 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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Rose P.
Past Member 1 months ago

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Rose P.
Past Member 1 months ago

What a great and inspiring story! I was married for seven years without any child, because of this my husband start acting strange, coming home lately and not spending time with me any more and he divorced me. So i became very sad and lost in life because my doctor told me there is no way for me to get pregnant this really make life miserable for me. until i came across a friend who told me about DR ODION from the Internet, how he has helped a lot of women with this similar problems that i am going through so i contacted him on: (drodion60@yandex.com) and explained to him. he told me all what to provide before he could cast a reunite spell to bring back my husband which i did and he sent a powerful prayer which i had to say at mid night while he cast the love spell. It was a miracle, 24 hours later my one and only husband came back to me and apologize for all he has done and told me he is fully ready to support me in any thing i want,i quickly call DR ODION and told him what was going on at that moment and he also prepared and sent me a herbal medicine which he said it will cure every unwanted diseases or infections that has been stopping me from conceiving then instructed me on how to use it before meeting with my husband. Behold after using this native herbs and root, few weeks later i started feeling pregnancy signs all over me, truly i was pregnant i just gave birth to a baby boy on the 1st of this month. I Vow to let the whole world know about DR ODION

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Paulo R
Paulo R1 months ago

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Sophie A
Sophie A1 months ago

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Ruth S
Ruth S2 months ago

Go camping or fishing!

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Veronica B
Veronica B2 months ago

Thanks.

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Paulo R
Paulo R2 months ago

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danii p
danii p2 months ago

thanks for sharing

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