As much as Johnny and I enjoy going out for nice meals together and heading out to the cinema, that can sometimes get a little pricy and if you’re like us and you’re on a budget too, you also probably feel that. We’ve gotten very good at finding things to do that are really purse-friendly literally making both of us ‘cheap dates’.
Go For A Walk
Yeah, I know. This sounds pretty lame. But on a crisp, autumn Sunday morning, it can be lovely to go for a stroll together. It’s a great way to catch up with one another, take in some fresh air and enjoy each other’s company. Johnny and I are very lucky to live so close to the Thames Path (we have an access point to it through the carpark of our building!) so we can very easily just go for a walk up there all the way up to the Thames Barrier. We also live very close to a park, which is also perfect for walks. We’re hoping to get a furry edition to our little family next month so we will have no excuse but to go for lots of walking dates!
Watch A Film Together
Put your phones to one side, pick a movie, get the popcorn and a blanket and spend the afternoon watching a film. We just recently added the movies onto our NowTV package so this is something Johnny and I have been doing quite recently. We watched ‘Meet The Parents’ the other night and we had some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and it was so nice – although trying to ignore our phones for two hours did prove pretty difficult. The snacks definitely help though! And, if you’re feeling like throwing a little bit of cash around then order a Dominos – or any other takeaway of your choice.
Have a Mario Kart Tournament
Johnny and I recently invested in a Nintendo Switch and we love to race each other on Mario Kart. Pick a video game of your choice and get competitive – but not too competitive, don’t be throwing controllers at the TV screen and stuff like that! Whether it’s Mario Kart, Just Dance, Call of Duty or The Sims that gets you excited, play with your S.O and just have a good ol’ time! Get some boozy beverages and then, if you’re anything like me, your swearing when you fall off of Rainbow Road will get very, very creative. I have been known to call Johnny a ‘f*cktrumpet’ before!
Dates don’t have to be fancy dinners, fine wine and expensive outings! As long as you’re having a great time with the person, cost shouldn’t matter. Johnny and I love doing these things together, so I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for future dates with your S.O!
And, if you don’t have an SO, then you could always try online dating! Finding people in your area can be difficult, so try out some area specific dating sites like; this Kent dating site, this Norfolk dating site, this Hampshire dating site, this over 50’s dating site and this Oxford Dating site. Using these sites is a surefire way to make sure that special someone isn’t miles away!
*This post was kindly sponsored by the aforementioned dating sites!*