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As the winter draws in, we’re inclined to become a little too housebound. How can you and your spouse or significant other still have fun and avoid cabin fever? Dating is even more important for married couples than it is when you’re just courting. After all, it’s important to remember just why you fell in love in the first place!
Everybody needs time to let off steam and escape the humdrum. Get your kids a babysitter and go and have fun together. Studies show that couples who date each other after marriage are far more likely to stick together. Although the winter can be expensive with all the holiday festivities to pay for, it’s no reason to leave your loved one in the lurch. Whether you’re strapped for cash or don’t have a penny to spend, get wrapped up warm and surprise your other half with one of these super romantic and cheap winter date ideas.
Of course, this is only a cheap option if it isn’t too far away – but it’s very, very romantic!
Sure, you haven’t done this since you were little. What’s the bet the one you make together now will be even better?
Cheap winter activities for couples are hard to come by but one thing is for sure: the snow will fall and it’s completely free. Going out in the snow together is super romantic. Just don’t get too competitive! Keep it full of fun and laughter.
Wrap a warm blanket on you and enjoy lunch together in the park. You can eat hot pastries on a bench and enjoy after that a long and romantic stroll.
Who can take the most beautiful winter photograph? You’ll have lots of fun identifying potential compositions together.
If you’re looking for things to do with your girlfriend or boyfriend but you don’t want to venture out in the cold, this is a great idea. Get 2 cups of hot chocolate and a blanket and admire the snow late in the evening from your porch together.
Romantic winter dates don’t have to be extravagant. They can be as simple as playing outside in the snow. Yes, you are an adult, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be playful!
Browse local arts and crafts, and finish up with a cheap snack eaten on the go from one of the inevitable food stalls.
Winter is a tough time for homeless people and animals. Find out how you can help, and enjoy that great feeling of giving back to your community together.
Why? Because it’s fun, and because you can!
Hop in the car and go and see how people have decorated the area for the season.
A professional show can cost you a packet, but local arts groups, orchestras, and amateur dramatic societies are usually inexpensive and sometimes even free!
Dogs+Snow=fun! Get together, play, enjoy each other’s company and have a wonderful time outside.
Choose a moonlit night, wrap up warm and rediscover your inner child.
It may be cold but if you’re willing to wrap up and light a fire, this is one of the most romantic and cheap winter dates you can go on. It’s even better if you have a telescope that you can set up together.
Imagine yourselves 10 years in the future and try writing a letter to the present selves where you talk about your relationship, how you got through the years together and your accomplishments.
Build a small campfire in the backyard and roast marshmallows. It’s a great way of getting together and enjoy each other’s company next to a warming campfire.
Attending events costs a little, but you can often watch skaters training for free!
Pretend you’re visiting your area for the first time, and take in all the sights.
Use spray bottles with food coloring to create a snow masterpiece or create your very own snow sculpture.
Find a good vantage point, cuddle up and watch the lights of the city below. How romantic can you get?
If you and your date are frugal, you will have lots of fun laughing at the prices of the expensive goods on display.
Cute dates don’t get much more festive and cheesy than this. If your partner loves the holidays they’re sure to have a ton of fun caroling with you.
There are hundreds of outdoor activities you can do during winter but if a storm has you trapped in your home, your options can become limited. If this happens, snuggle up on the sofa and watch some of your favorite movies together.
There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to keep a relationship strong. If you’re struggling to think of anything fun to do outside, dust off your favorite board game and spend a fun night at home together.
Nothing warms you up more than a fresh batch of cookies from the oven. Although baking supplies cost little, romantic winter dates in the kitchen are easy to organize and super fun.
Even though going away together can sometimes be expensive, lots of hotels reduce their prices in the winter month. An overnight stay at a nice hotel or a quaint B&B can be a really romantic way to show your loved one how much they mean to you.
If you’re strapped for cash you don’t want to be spending a ton of money on store-bought X-mas cards. Making your own DIY Christmas cards can be a fun and romantic way to spend time together during the winter. Plus, it can save you some money too.
A candlelit dinner is an old classic in the dating game but in the winter it can be just the ticket. If you don’t want to get cold going out to a restaurant, cook a nice warming dinner and spruce up your place with some candles to create a romantic ambiance.
Nothing keeps you warm quite like a night on the dancefloor and going out for a night of dancing doesn’t have to cost a lot. Look out for happy hours and try to limit the amount you drink and you should be able to turn it into a cheap and romantic winter date.
If you have a local zoo now is the time to see cold-weather animals at their best!
If you’ve never tried snowboarding before, there’s all the more reason to try it now.
Museums constantly update their collections and displays, so you might be in for a surprise, even if you’ve been quite recently.
Entry fees range from cheap to free – and you get to stay out of the cold.
This is one of my favorite cheap date ideas for teenage couples. It’s super fun and a great way to spend some quality time together without mom and dad hanging around! Sharpen those blades and hit the nearest skating spot for a romantic time together.
When last did you go ice skating? Sharpen those blades and hit the nearest skating spot for a romantic time together.
If you never tried it before, that’s even better! Go to a poetry reading, go caroling, check out a school concert or go to the pantomime. You’ll be amazed at how many options there are.
Depending on where you live, you could make this a day trip, but even a weekend getaway shouldn’t work out too costly.
Art classes, yoga classes, dance classes or singing classes are so much more fun when you do them together. Choose cheap community classes and have fun!
Even if you’re not a great singer, you can have fun at a karaoke night as long as you don’t take it too seriously.
Are you out of practice? Were you never much good at it? That’s all the more reason to do it! You will share much laughter together.
Laughter is good for the soul! It may cost you some entrance and the price of a couple of drinks, but it’s still an economical date.
Around the holiday period, a lot of people see wrapping presents for friends and family as a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Invite your date round to help with the wrapping. It’s a fun way to spend time together, and it gets the gift wrapping done much more quickly!
Decorating for the holiday season is always fun, but doing it with the person you love is even better. If you don’t have a lot of cash, invite your other half for a winter date night of decorating. Crack open some wine and enjoy making memories.
If you’ve been saving coupons for local eateries, now is the time to use them!
Going to the arcade isn’t just for kids, it can be really fun for adults too. Who cares if you’re the oldest people there? Grab some change and hit the arcade.
Just looking at all those tropical fish will make you feel like you’re in the tropics!
You can load up with lots of homemade snacks, cuddle up and enjoy a retro drive-in movie date together.
It’s safe, it’s warm enough, and you get lots of thrills and spills.
Inexpensive wine, beer or cheese tastings make for an enjoyable date.
If your partner is seriously into coffee, why not take them on a coffee tasting experience? It’s warm, it’s interesting, and it’s fun. Plus, coffee tasting experiences aren’t usually all that expensive. Local shops and roasteries will often offer tasting sessions for super-cheap – they might even let you sample some blends for free!
Who says you need to go out for a date? You can still make a stay-at-home night special. Tackle an art project together, curl up by the fire, have a themed movie night or try some new dishes out in the kitchen. Still, with all those wonderful winter activities waiting for you, you’ll probably do a bit of both staying in and going out to get the balance right. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself!
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