Date Night Ideas

February 13, 2012

Recently, we asked you for creative suggestions for a date night. We were looking for something simple, something fun, something inexpensive, and something to keep a relationship strong.

Here are some of your suggestions and the approximate costs:

Pack a picnic and go to the park. After lunch, go for a walk or a hike and spend time together connecting and talking about life.
– Given by Jon White.


If both you and your significant other are into exercising, head out to a local 5k or 10k race and walk it. This great way to have a ton of time just to be together and talk.
– Given by Kent Julian.

Purchase a bottle of sparkling apple cider and 4 plastic flute glasses. Head to the nearest retirement community and find an older couple and ask them to celebrate marriage with you. Ask them for the best advice they have on marriage and anything else. Listen, laugh, love and grow a new friendship.
– Given by Chris Sutton.

Have the kids stay over night with the relatives and head into town for dinner and then stroll the town chatting about all the things you didn’t have time to talk about over dinner. Later, catch a movie at the dollar theater and head home to a quite house for a nightcap.
-Given by Rob Clinton.

Surprise your significant other by building a huge fort by hanging blankets from the ceiling or staircase. Drink hot chocolate and watch a good movie in your enchanted hideout.
– Given by anonymous.

Send the kids off to some friends and have the home to yourselves. Cook dinner together and then spread out a blanket in the living room and have a romantic candlelight picnic.
– Given by Kent Julian.

Grab a bite to eat and then head over to the dollar store and buy things for a local charity like Samaritans Purse or Salvation Army. This is a fun thing to do together and it takes the focus off of yourselves.
– Given by Jon White.

Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  • Reply Anonymous February 14, 2012 at 11:26 am

    That is so cool! It’s amazing what you can do on a small budget… There should be no money excuses anymore when it comes to spending time together.

    • Reply Michael Good February 14, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      For sure, Rob. Thanks for the input!

  • Reply Jon White February 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for including our ideas Michael, it’s a honor. There are so many great ideas on here that I think Lisa and I are going to be having plenty of cheap date nights in our future!

    • Reply Michael Good February 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Yeah same here, Jon. If you do some of them, let me know how they went.

  • Reply Kent Julian February 14, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for highlighting my idea, Michael and Claudia! I did a race this past weekend, but Kathy was recovering from the crud, so I went by myself. Check it out: http://www.liveitforward.com/what-is-success-the-pursuit-of-worthwhile-goals/

    And FYI…Kathy and I are part of the Atlanta Track Club. They host about 8 races a year that we can do for free as part of our membership. Our annual membership is $60 as a couple, so that’s about $8-$10 per race 🙂

    • Reply Michael Good February 15, 2012 at 11:37 am

      You’re welcome, Kent. And, I checked out your post. Well done! Plus, that’s a steal of a deal with the membership. Nice!

  • Reply JW’s Financial Coaching Podcast-Cheap Date Ideas with my wife Lisa | JW's Financial Coaching-Giving you a new perspective on your money! February 27, 2012 at 8:53 am

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