Looking for date night ideas that don’t break the bank? No matter how long you and your partner have been together, date nights are important. Work, kids’ activities, and maintaining a household are a few of the things that keep people busy.
Coupled with everyday stress and other responsibilities, it’s easy to overlook your own needs and the needs of your partner. Moreover, with the economy as it is, inexpensive date night ideas may be the way to go.
There are numerous date night to-do lists found online with some great ideas for couples on a budget. However, I have come across three suggestions that I’m just not so sure about. That being said, this is a list based on my own opinion. I am in no way judging anyone or their ideas, preferences, or what they do for fun.
- Go sledding at night. First of all, sledding means snow, snow means cold, and cold means no thank you. Aside from the temperature and how long this date will last, there’s also the question of your sledding wardrobe. Can you cuddle in those big, puffy coats? How close can you get to each other? Can you kiss when your teeth are chattering and almost frozen? This idea is a definite no for me.
- Babysit together. Umm, isn’t this what some couples do on a daily basis? Perhaps this idea was meant for couples without children, but it still seems like a bad idea to me. How much quality time can you spend with each other when the baby is crying, the toddler is drawing on the walls, or the tween is giving you lip over the bedtime curfew? The kids are the reason I need to get out of the house!
- Work out. For some people, this would be a great choice. For me, it would be a form of punishment. The only time I run is when I’m being chased by bees. Again, this is my opinion and I am not speaking for everyone. For myself, I do not feel sexy after sweating in places I didn’t even know could sweat.
No matter how you decide to spend your date night, the key is enjoying the company of one another. Time spent with someone you love is not wasted time!
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