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Unique Date Night Ideas on a Budget

For years, we struggled to have dates, especially once we had children. Between our busy schedules, tight budget and lack of babysitters, it was just incredibly hard to do with any sort of consistency.Often it would go months between dates and we were doing well if we got 3 or 4 in each year. It was a big source of frustration for both of us!

When we moved a year ago, we finally decided to get serious about making date nights more of a regular thing! So we put our heads together and came up with a plan.

And I’m happy to say that for the last 9 months or so, we’ve been enjoying a date night at least once a month. It’s been SO good and so fun!

One thing that really helped us make it happen, was to swap babysitting with two other couples. Once a month, we babysit for the other couple and once a month they babysit for us.

This means that we don’t have to pay for sitters or go looking for someone reliable and trustworthy. And that alone has been huge in making consistent date nights a success!

Something that we were still struggling with though, was coming up with fun date ideas that didn’t cost a lot of money.

We’d get our date scheduled but then would often drop the ball on actually planning what we were going to do until the last minute. And then our minds would go blank and we’d struggle to think of anything to do other than go out to eat!

Well, I finally got smart! We had a date scheduled for this week and I decided to sit down and come up with a big list of low-cost date ideas that would be easy for us to do.

That way whenever we were planning a date, all we would need to do would be to look at our list and take our pick!

And then, of course, I just had to share them with you! Because I know that we aren’t alone in struggling to come up with fun cheap date ideas that don’t break that bank.

The great thing about these date night ideas is that they should all be able to be done for $20 or less…and many of them are totally free! And you can’t beat fun date nights for free, right?

At any rate, I hope that they help you enjoy some fun inexpensive cheap dates together too!20 FUN CHEAP DATE NIGHT IDEAS YOU’LL LOVE
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These 20 fun cheap date night ideas will help you have a great time without ruining your budget! Each date costs $20 or less and many of the date ideas are even totally free. Yay!

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For years, we struggled to have dates, especially once we had children. Between our busy schedules, tight budget and lack of babysitters, it was just incredibly hard to do with any sort of consistency.

Often it would go months between dates and we were doing well if we got 3 or 4 in each year. It was a big source of frustration for both of us!

When we moved a year ago, we finally decided to get serious about making date nights more of a regular thing! So we put our heads together and came up with a plan.

And I’m happy to say that for the last 9 months or so, we’ve been enjoying a date night at least once a month. It’s been SO good and so fun!

One thing that really helped us make it happen, was to swap babysitting with two other couples. Once a month, we babysit for the other couple and once a month they babysit for us.

This means that we don’t have to pay for sitters or go looking for someone reliable and trustworthy. And that alone has been huge in making consistent date nights a success!

Something that we were still struggling with though, was coming up with fun date ideas that didn’t cost a lot of money.

We’d get our date scheduled but then would often drop the ball on actually planning what we were going to do until the last minute. And then our minds would go blank and we’d struggle to think of anything to do other than go out to eat!

Well, I finally got smart! We had a date scheduled for this week and I decided to sit down and come up with a big list of low-cost date ideas that would be easy for us to do.

That way whenever we were planning a date, all we would need to do would be to look at our list and take our pick!

And then, of course, I just had to share them with you! Because I know that we aren’t alone in struggling to come up with fun cheap date ideas that don’t break that bank.

The great thing about these date night ideas is that they should all be able to be done for $20 or less…and many of them are totally free! And you can’t beat fun date nights for free, right?

At any rate, I hope that they help you enjoy some fun inexpensive cheap dates together too!

FUN CHEAP DATE IDEAS
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THINGS TO DO OUTDOORS
1. Explore your City | Go on a Walk
Take a stroll around your neighborhood. Head to a new area of your city and have fun exploring! The only rule, of course, is that you have to hold hands!

Want to make it more interesting? Try doing an outdoor alphabet scavenger hunt while you’re at it.

2. Go on a Picnic
This is such a simple, but fun way to enjoy just hanging out together! Sometimes, to change things up we’ll grab a Domino’s pizza or some subs instead of packing all of our food.

Then I just need to throw together a salad or some fruits|veggies and we’ve got a quick, delicious meal! Since I mostly cook all of our meals from scratch, this is a real treat for us!

3. Go Hiking
Even if you’re like us, and aren’t super outdoorsy, hiking or walking trails can be a fun way to spend time together! Several of my best date memories actually involve times when we did this.

4. Geocaching
Love treasure hunts? Geocaching together is the perfect thing! Don’t know what I’m talking about? Learn how geocaching works here.

5. Go for a bike ride
Grab your bikes and go for a ride!

Don’t own bikes? Lots of cities offer cheap and easy bike rentals anymore, making it a fun way to explore your city. And of course, you can always borrow from friends too!

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