Perhaps you’re in the midst of a financial crisis, you’re saving up for a big trip, or maybe you’re saving up for a ring - no matter what, we’ve got a couple ideas for that frugal-minded fellow without coming across as cheap.
Don’t get us wrong, you should still buy her flowers. Either delivered to her office or home, or hand delivered the night of your date but don’t bank on a bouquet from the corner store. Go beyond that and do something that requires at least a little more effort. Being thoughtful isn’t easy.
What we’re truly trying to accomplish is to have an inexpensive date without coming across as “cheap.” There are plenty of cheap date ideas for going out but the best way to limit spending (and the easiest way to keep the bedroom in line of sight) is to stay in. And we don’t mean just Netflix & Chill.
Now, there are two options for food.
Cook Dinner Together
Make something fun that the two of you can collaborate on in the kitchen. Maybe have her pick up a loaf of bread on the way over or, better yet if you have the time, make buying groceries part of the evening so your ingredients are super fresh. Cooking dinner for them is a nice gesture but cooking in tandem can be a lot of fun and even a little bit more romantic in some cases.
But avoid calling your usual spot (unless your partner in crime is the one suggesting it). Want to indulge in something you haven’t done for a while? Be bad together and order that Chinese or try that new pizza joint you’ve been putting off.
Cooking dinner or ordering delivery when staying in is a tried-and-true method of being intimate with your other half. There are no distractions (you won’t get caught checking someone else out - not that you do that anyway) and it’s just the two of you.
What you do while eating or after eating is entirely up to you. A few ideas include putting together a puzzle (buy one earlier that day), watching a movie (perhaps order something on-demand), playing a card game (crazy eights, 500 rummy), or binge watching your “couples show” that you need to catch up on (you know the show you only watch together).Have some more ideas for inexpensive activities? Let us know in the comments! We might just try them out...