“You can have an amazing date night even if your budget indicates otherwise,” says Patty Newbold, creator of EnjoyBeingMarried.com, which offers online marriage classes and tips. Try her suggestions to make date night affordable—and memorable.
Get in tune. Hold hands as you enjoy a local band at your town’s hole-in-the-wall club or musical theater at a nearby college. Afterward, grab hot chocolates with extra marshmallows to go, Stroll arm in arm, and savor the experience.
Volunteer together. A night of giving back by serving up meals at your local soup kitchen or helping four-legged friends find their forever home at your neighborhood animal shelter can’t help but fill your own hearts as well. End your evening counting the ways your lives are truly blessed.
Spend a night at the museum. Many are free during certain hours every week. Or choose one with a suggested admission price—and ignore it; pay what your bank account allows. Then walk through the collections appreciating the great masters—and each other.