Being married is great! But just because you’ve said “I do” doesn’t mean you have to stop dating. It’s important to enjoy weekly date nights. If your schedule doesn’t allow weekly, then just try to fit it in when you can. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot! Take a look at four inexpensive date ideas for couples that won’t break the bank.
Affordable Date Ideas for Couples
We set aside time each week just to spend time together. With 52 weeks in a year who wants to do the same old dinner and a movie every week? Not us! Take a peek at a few inexpensive date night ideas to encourage you to chat and spend time together as a couple.
Cheap Date Night Ideas for Married Couples
Head to a coffee shop and play a game.
My husband and I love coffee, and because we do, we spend a lot of time in coffee shops around town. We like to sit and sip good coffee and play a card game or two. If you are on a tight budget this is the date for you. It usually comes in under $10.00.
Even if you don’t like to play cards, take along another game that is compact and doesn’t require too much thinking. That way you can engage each other in conversation and connect as you drink, play, and talk.
Need cheap date night ideas for married couples? Grab coffee together!
Show your sporty side and get competitive.
Choose a sport that you both love or know nothing about. Enjoy the evening playing it together. You can make it a bit competitive or just enjoy getting active together.
Take a golf lesson at a local golf course, or hit some balls at the driving range. Grab a racquet and tennis ball (or four if you’re a beginner) and have a tennis match. If tennis isn’t your thing, one-on-one basketball is also fun with someone you love. Or go for a bike ride to explore the great outdoors.
Cheap date night ideas for married couples include heading to the great outdoors. Ride a bike and have fun!
Channel your inner kid, and build a fort.
By far one of the most creative dates my husband has planned was the night he built a fort in the living room. You know, the kind you build as a kid with bedsheets.
When I entered the fort, I found tons of comfy pillows and blankets, popcorn, soda, and stand-up comedy. We snacked, laughed, and snuggled. What a great date and even better memory. This is one of my favorite date ideas for couples!
Inexpensive date night ideas can also be romantic.
Get into a competition show.
We love watching the Food Network. The reality competition shows inspired me to plan a fun date night. Ideas for married couples like this can be so fun!
Head to your nearest supermarket, and choose three or four distinct ingredients that your significant other MUST use in the meal they prepare for you. Turn some music on, and enjoy the evening in the kitchen cooking up some delicious and interesting meals for each other.
Reality TV can inspire date night ideas for married couples.
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Continuing to date each other even after being married helps us keep things fun and fresh. It allows us to try new things as well as learn more about each other. I hope these date night ideas help you spice up your future date nights. Here are a few snacks you can make for a date night, too. Enjoy!
Wedding Music CentralLove it! It’s so important to continue “dating” each other, to provide that sense of spontaneity & excitement. An evening in the kitchen is my personal fave 🙂
DeborahGreat tips! Fiance and I have been really getting into watching competition shows, particularly the Great British Bake Off! It’s a great show to bond over!
Megan ElliottI love these ideas! Especially creating a fort. I haven’t thought to do that one yet!
Helena MarzI love these date ideas that are more affordable and these are fun ideas! ❤️
Morgan TynerI would 100% be down for building a fort!! I used to make them all the time growing up – and it’s so much fun! I’ve mentioned it a few times to my husband. We definitely need to do so ASAP!
JessLove the sports idea – it can be so fun to have a friendly competition on date night & I love breaking a sweat with my SO whether it’s a run, work out, or sports!
DeborahGreat ideas! I’m engaged, not yet married but I am very pro-dating. I like the bike ride idea! It’ll get us out of the house during quarantine!