Yesterday, I polled Twitter to find out people’s favorite dates for under $15. After all, my own frugal date ideas are limited by my tastes, but I wanted to pull in other people’s ideas as well. So here are some of the answers I received:
Emily, suggests “coffee and a walk on the beach.” Sounds like a lovely romantic evening for those who live near the coast. At this time of year, there’s probably a lot less congestion and a lot more romance in a beach walk too!
Ryan also like coffee. He suggests splitting a dessert together. Micah and I sometimes do that because it’s a) cheaper, b) romantic, and c) fewer calories.
Pete and his wife “go to lunch at a local cafe, share a big meal for $10. Then we go to a 2nd run movie for $4!”
A couple people reminded us that some things couples can do at home are free or only cost a few bucks for whatever birth control you’re using.
Also, a few people pointed me to their articles on frugal dating.
Emily wrote at Blissfully Domestic about a few more of her favorites. Ice cream anyone?
8 Frugal Date ideas for married couples at Money Smart Marriage. Some of my favorites:
Dinner and dancing at home. Of course it would help if Micah and I had dance lessons, but I think I could teach him a few steps. I know how to waltz and I learned how to salsa in college. And library tip: try the 792s in your library’s nonfiction film collection for movies about learning how to dance. Books are under the same Dewey Decimal number.
Recreate your first date. Really sweet idea. Some people I know went all-out on the first date, but most of us took it pretty casually. It wasn’t exactly a date, but on July 16, 2002 I had Micah over for dinner at my parents’ house and we talked on the couch after dinner and watched the musical Oklahoma! because we’d been discussing classic musicals.
What about you? What are your favorite dates for under $15?