Dating can be quite an expensive experience if you don’t plan your date in the right way. A tight budget may present its own set of challenges when it comes to dating but you can still enjoy the experience. By just remembering to plan ahead you can still find ways to have a great time with your partner and save money while doing so.
The first thing that you should remember when dating on a tight budget is to make sure that you are going on a date. A simple lunch date can sometimes slip into the night and you may not get a second chance to spend an evening with him or her. Don’t worry about the low budget. If you and your date are getting to know each other well enough then they should be willing to spend the night just for the chance to be with you. Chances are that you will both be excited about the experience. But, if you are still getting used to each other on the first few dates, you may want to start making plans to spend evenings together. Work together in deciding what you are going to do. You can usually find activities such as going to a movie afterwards or attending a concert or sporting event. Pick a place where you will both have privacy for making phone calls or for anything that you may need.
You can also plan a date to coincide with when your partner is working. Not only will you spend time together, it will also give you the chance to work together in taking your relationship to the next level. It may be a good idea to check your partner around the area before you plan the date because it may turn out that he or she is taking the same job as you. That way, you will have something in common. There are many companies that offer lunch breaks to attract clients, but if you are not comfortable with this then you can do something else. For example, your partner may want to go to the park after work. You can always drop by after work to chat with him or her and they may even offer a coffee date to you. You can then spend the rest of the day together. If you really can’t shake off work, try to plan an earlier lunch date so that you spend the day together. You will still be able to make time for a lunch date after that.
If you are living alone and it is just you and your date, you should make plans for a home cooked meal. You can even make a checklist so that you know what you will need. You don’t have to spend so much on a meal because simple food is usually inexpensive. The more ingredients you can put in a dish the more cost effective it will be. Make sure that you know what ingredients your partner loves to eat. You can order the same dish from the same restaurant if this isn’t a problem. Even grocery stores now serve fresh foods so this doesn’t have to be a problem. Pick a few different types of foods to keep in your arsenal. If your budget only allows for one dish you can do that for a special occasion or get creative and make a tasty dish for just two.
A great way to spend time together is by getting a couples massage. A couple’s massage is a great choice because this allows for some privacy. You know that it will be solely you and your partner that will be massageing one another. If you are the type that enjoys helping others, you can accompany your partner and find a statues to either help massage your partner or to touch as you are both giving a full body massage. This is a great way to spend some quality time with your partner and at the same time enjoy it as it gives you something else to talk about while you are in the other room.
There are many other types of dates that you can have to spice up your relationship without having to worry about a tight budget. Try to do activities that you will both enjoy to make each other’s life easier and to enhance your quality time together.