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4 Date Night Ideas For Couples on a Budget

Bryanda Law is the author behind the blog, 'Quirky, Brown Love', a blog that focuses on the importance of the positive portrayal of brown relationships and lifestyles in the media. On her blog you will find love stories, date night ideas and her latest series, the "Quirky, Fit + Fabulous" Challenge.

Not only can planning for date night be stressful with trying to figure out where to go and what to do, but also the actual date itself can be expensive! There are only so many times that you can go to dinner and a movie before you realize just how inflated the prices are compared to the value of what you are getting ($8 for some popcorn...I think I’ll pass). My boyfriend, Matt and I love beating “the system” and have set out to make our date nights more affordable during our 365 Days of Dates Challenge. If you are interested in saving some cash while not skimping on the perks of an awesome date night, make sure to incorporate these 4 budget date ideas into your weekly date nights:

1. Adventure Planning Date

date night ideas for couples on a budget
This is a great alternative to dinner and a movie! This date calls for preparing dinner at home (try grocery shopping and cooking dinner together). After dinner is cooked and the table is set, turn on a little bit of music and start verbally planning your next adventure. First establish a continent, then country, city and finally a timeframe. Your adventure doesn’t have to be expensive; it could be to a neighboring city or state that you’ve never been to. Click here to see how we planned during our Adventure Planning Date!

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imagine spring oshkosh

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